When a figure is scaled, the ratios between the corresponding sides of the two figures are equivalent, and the internal ratios between two sides of one figure are equivalent to the internal ratio for the corresponding sides of the second figure.
What to look forStudents should note the relationship between the corresponding sides of two scaled figures; that a scale factor relates the sides of one figure to the sides of the other.
Figure A′B′C′D′ has been scaled from figure ABCD.
a. What is the scale factor? Answer: 2.5
b. What is length BC? Answer: 3.1