Unit 1 Section 1 : Mileage Charts

In this section we look at mileage charts.
A mileage chart is a convenient way of showing the distances between several places.

Example Question 1

Look at the table on the left. The distances are given in miles.

Each number represents the distance between two towns. The first town is the one directly above the number and the second is the town to the right of the number.

Try clicking on the number 125. We can see from the yellow highlighting that Bristol and Plymouth are 125 miles apart.

If we want to find out how far Penzance is from Barnstaple, we have to find the number which is in line with both Barnstaple and Penzance. We can see that the distance between Barnstaple and Penzance is 108 miles.

Click the number 108 to check this is correct.

Practice Questions
Use the distance chart above to work out the answer to these questions then click Click on this button below to see the correct answer to see if you are correct.
(a) How far is it from Taunton to Exeter?

(b) Jerry travels from Barnstaple to Exeter, then from Exeter to Plymouth, and finally back from Plymouth to Barnstaple.
How far does he travel altogether?

Example Question 2

The network diagram below shows the distances in miles between some towns:

Use the information to work out the values in the mileage chart on the right. The chart needs to show the shortest distance between the towns. When you have worked out what distance each cell contains, click the Click on this button below to see the correct answer button to see if you are correct.
HINT: Work out all the distances between towns which are directly connected first, then work out the distances where you need to go via another town.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Exercises

Work out the answers to the questions below and fill in the boxes. Click on the Click this button to see if you are correct button to find out whether you have answered correctly. If you are right then will appear and you should move on to the next question. If appears then your answer is wrong. Click on to clear your original answer and have another go. If you can't work out the right answer then click on Click on this button to see the correct answer to see the answer.

Question 1
The distance chart below shows the distances in miles between various places.
Use the chart to find out how far it is from:

(a) Leeds to Lincoln
miles
(b) Hull to York
miles
(c) Leeds to Manchester
miles
(d) Sheffield to Leeds
miles
(e) Manchester to York
miles

Question 2
The table below gives the distances in kilometres (km) between some towns in northern France.
(a) Use the table to find out the distance between:
(i) Alençon and Paris
km
(ii) Reims and Orleans
km
(iii) Rouen and Calais
km
(iv) Paris and Reims
km
(v) Le Mans and Rouen
km

(b) Debbie drives from Calais to Paris and back while she is on holiday. How far does she travel altogether?
km

(c) Laura travels from Calais to Paris, on to Alençon and then to Rouen before returning to Paris. How far does she travel altogether? km

Question 3
The diagram (below right) shows the distances, in miles, between some junctions on the M2 motorway.

Complete the distance chart to show the shortest distances between junctions.

Question 4
The diagram (below right) shows the distances, in miles, between some towns close to the Scottish border.
 
Complete the distance chart on the left to show the shortest distances between the towns.
Question 5
The diagram (below right) shows stations on the GNER railway.
   
    (a) Complete the three missing distances in the distance chart.

(b) What distance is travelled in a return journey between London and York?
miles

       
         
     


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