anonymous
  • anonymous
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 ? Answer zero point five 2 4 not enough information
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Do you know what is special about a "Regular" pentagon?
anonymous
  • anonymous
there is nothing special its just has 5 sides that are congruent i think
anonymous
  • anonymous
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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anonymous
  • anonymous
yes it is a formula used for a problem.
anonymous
  • anonymous
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.
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
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.
anonymous
  • anonymous
k thankx
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oops, I misread the question. You are going from the large to the small. So the scale factor is one half ( or 0.5)
anonymous
  • anonymous
ooo ok thanx again
anonymous
  • anonymous
Take care
anonymous
  • anonymous
thx u 2

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