In this section, you will use dilations in order to generate similar figures.

Interactive exercise. Assistance may be required. Use the interactive below to dilate ΔABC. Click and drag on the slider to dilate ΔABC to create ΔDEF. The number on the slider indicates the scale factor used to generate the dilation. Use the interactive to complete the table that follows. Use the table to answer the questions after the table.

Generating Similar Figures from Dilations

Use the slider to dilate ΔABC by the scale factor indicated on the slider.

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6 May 2014, Created with GeoGebra