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# Scale Factor Dilation Calculator

This is an online calculator that will help you calculate the scale factor dilation of an object.

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## Scale factor dilation calculator

This is an online calculator that will help you calculate the scale factor dilation of an object.

## What is scale factor?

Scale factor can be described as a number which allows you to change the size or shape of any geometrical figures or shapes relative to their original size. It is also known as theRatio between the original and dilated figures figure. The scale factor can either be indicated by r, or k.

## What is a dilation?

A dilation transformation alters the size of a shape or image.

## What is the meaning of scale factor dilation?

The scale factor affects dilation of a mathematical object will determine how big or small the image will become comparatively to the original object. If the absolute value of the scale factors is greater than one, it's called an expansion.

## How can you find the scale factor of a dilation?

To determine the scale factor needed for dilation, follow these steps:

Find the center of dilation.

Measure the distance between this point and a point on a pre-image.

Measure the distance between the centre point and a point in the image.

The ratio of these distances determines the scale factor.

## What is a scale factor of 2?

A scale factor of 2 signifies that the new shape is twice as big as the original.

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Published: Thu Mar 10 2022

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