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Baseball Fields

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Baseball Fields

Each of the measurements of a high school's softball field is in a 2:3 ratio to the corresponding measurements of the state’s major league baseball team field.

  • Using the double number line tool, make a double number line that represents this ratio. Then use your double number line to answer the following questions.
    • The distance from home plate to first base on the high school field is 20 yards. What is the distance in yards from home plate to first base on the major league field?
    • The distance from home plate to the left field fence on the major league field is 120 yards. What is the distance in yards from home plate to the left field fence on the high school field?

 

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  • What does each lined-up pair of numbers on your double number line represent?
  • Where do you see 20 yards on the line representing the high school field?
  • Where do you see 120 yards on the line representing the major league field?