Q: What scale factors enlarges a shape?

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1 shape cannot have a scale factor. A scale factor is something (a factor) that relates one shape to another.

Dilation is a linear transformation that enlarges or shrinks a figure proportionally. It is also referred to as uniform scaling in Euclidean geometry.

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No a scale factor of 1 is not a dilation because, in a dilation it must remain the same shape, which it would, but the size must either enlarge or shrink.

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To find the scale factors of two objects, you need to compare the ratios of things like their sizes, areas, volumes, and length. For example, if one is given a volume of 7 for a shape, and a second shape has a volume of 14, you have to compare the volume ratio of these two shapes to find the scale factor. This scale factor is 1 to 2, or the volume of the second shape is twice the first one. Scale factors are useful for scale drawings.

If the scale factor between two shapes is 1, the shapes are congruent.

proportions are used in scale factors; scale factors ARE proportions

proportions are used in scale factors; scale factors ARE proportions

1 shape cannot have a scale factor. A scale factor is something (a factor) that relates one shape to another.

You calculate the scale factor if you do have a scale is by dividing if it is a small shape to a large shape and multiplying if it is a large shape to a small shape example: shape 1 sqaure shape 2 square equation 2 10 10/2=5 shape 2 square shape 2 square equation 10 2 2/10

As you would find the surface area of a normal shape using scale factors: to find the volume scale factor cubed, therefore to find the surface area of the hypercube, you do the scale factor to the power of four. geoffrz450@yahoo.co.uk

Divide The Little Shape By The Big Shape ,

Ratios show the information of the side lengths scale factors show the information of how they are related

There are 4 transformations and they are:- 1 Enlargement which reduces or increases a shape proportionally 2 Rotation moves a shape around a fixed point 3 Reflection which produces a mirror image 4 Translation which moves a shape into a different position