Quick Reference ~ A maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather Email jeather@iprimus.com.au A Maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather at www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com


scale, scale factor

• a ratio between two sets of measurements.
• in size transformation – a ratio expressing the amount of magnification.
• in scale drawings – the ratio of the measurement on the drawing
compared to the measurement of the original subject.
• when comparing two similar geometric figures –
the ratio of any two corresponding edge lengths.

scale, scale factor

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