Regular pentagon A B C D E is similar to M N O P Q . If line segment A B equals 8 centimeters and line segment O P equals 4 centimeters, what is the scale factor between A B C D E and M N O P Q ?
zero point five
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Do you know what is special about a "Regular" pentagon?
there is nothing special its just has 5 sides that are congruent i think
Right, all the sides are the same. So we have on pentagon with all sides being 4, and another with all sides being 8. Do you know the definition of a scale factor?
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yes it is a formula used for a problem.
Haha, right, but not exactly what I meant. The scale factor is the ratio between the lengths of the sides of similar objects. Stated another way, it's what you have to multiply the length of the sides by to make the other object.
In this case, we have sides of 4 and sides of 8. 8/4 = 2. Or, 4*2=8. Eitherway you want to look at it. Your scale factor (from the small to the large) is 2.
Oops, I misread the question. You are going from the large to the small. So the scale factor is one half ( or 0.5)