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Scale distance

A certain map is drawn so that a distance of 0.5 inch on the map represents 12.5 miles of actual distance. If the distance between two towns is 4.5 inches on the map, what is the actual distance, in miles, between the two towns?

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This is a question regarding actual distance and scale distance.