# Scale of Measure

## Scale of Measure

Ratio or relationship between the measure of the representation of an object and the real measure of the object.

### Symbol

The symbol generally used to compare a measure and its representation is “$$≙$$” which means “corresponds to.”

### Example

The relationship “1 cm $$≙$$ 1 km” is written on many maps, meaning that a distance of 1 cm on the map corresponds to a real distance of 1 km in the real world.