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