## What is the formula for scale factor?

The basic formula that is used for calculating the scale factor is, Scale factor = Dimension of the new shape ÷ Dimension of the original shape. In case, if the original figure is scaled up, the formula is written as, Scale factor = Larger figure dimensions ÷ Smaller figure dimensions.

### What is enlargement and reduction in math?

A reduction (think shrinking) is a dilation that creates a smaller image, and an enlargement (think stretch) is a dilation that creates a larger image. If the scale factor is between 0 and 1 the image is a reduction. Dilation Reduction. If the scale factor is greater than 1, the image is an enlargement.

#### What does enlargement mean in math?

An enlargement is a type of transformation where we change the size of the original shape to make it bigger or smaller by multiplying it by a scale factor. To use a centre of enlargement we need to draw lines from the centre of enlargement through the vertices of the original shape. These are called ray lines.

**What is scale factor in enlargement?**

When describing enlargements you must state by how much the shape has been enlarged. This is called the scale factor. For example, a scale factor of means that the side-lengths of the new shape are twice the side-lengths of the original.

**What is scale math example?**

Definition of Scale For example, a scale of 1:5 means that the size of 1 unit in the drawing would represent 5 units in the real world. For example, if a giraffe with a height of 150 inches in the real world is represented as 30 inches on the drawing, it shows that a scale of 1:5 is used.

## How do you know if its an enlargement or reduction?

A reduction (think shrinking) is a dilation that creates a smaller image, and an enlargement (think stretch) is a dilation that creates a larger image. If the scale factor is between 0 and 1 the image is a reduction. If the scale factor is greater than 1, the image is an enlargement.

### What is scale enlargement and reduction?

The amount that an original image has been enlarged or reduced is called a scale factor, or an enlargement or reduction factor. It is the constant factor by which all dimensions of an object are enlarged or reduced in a map. If shapes have been reduced by half, the scale factor is ½.

#### What is enlargement and reduction?

Enlargement and reduction is an example of similar shapes (shapes with the same shape but different sizes). The amount of which the object is enlarged or reduced is called the factor of enlargement or the factor of reduction.

**What is enlarging and reducing?**

reducing Calculating the amounts to be used in a pharmaceutical formula to make a smaller amount than the original formula. enlarging Calculating the proper amounts to be used in a pharmaceutical formula to make a larger amount than the original formula. Example: A recipe makes 6 dozen rolled sugar cookies.

**How do you know if a dilation is an enlargement or reduction?**

## How do you dilate with a scale factor of 3?

Perform a Dilation of 3 on point A (2, 1) which you can see in the graph below. Multiply the coordinates of the original point (2, 1), called the image, by 3. Image’s coordinates = (2 * 3, 1 * 3) to get the coordinates of the image (6, 3).

### How do you construct a reduction?

To create a reduction with a scale factor of 1/2:

- Draw straight lines connecting each vertex of the image to the center of dilation.
- Use the compass to find the middle of each segment between the vertices and the center of dilation.
- Connect the new vertices to create the reduction image.

#### Is 2/3 an enlargement or reduction?

It’s a reduction; the scale factor is 2/3. It’s an enlargement; the scale factor is 3/2. It’s a reduction; the scale factor is 3. State the coordinate of the image of the given point B (4,9) under a dilation with center at the origin with the given scale factor of 2.