xoxosweetx3 3 years ago Corresponding sides of similar figures have lengths 4 millimeters and 8 millimeters. What is the scale factor that enlarges the smaller figure to the larger figure?

1. shivam_bhalla

Scale factor = 8 millimeter/4 millimeter

4 x x =8 x =8/4 So the scale factor will be ?

3. shivam_bhalla

In the above written by @Diyadiya x-->scale factor

4. xoxosweetx3

Whatare the steps i have to do ?

5. shivam_bhalla

6. xoxosweetx3

>.> but i dont understand them ! I need like an explination :/

$4 \times Scale \ factor =8$Let the scale factor be $$x$$$4 \times x =8$ divide both sides by 4 $x = \frac{8}{4}$ Is this understandable ?

8. xoxosweetx3

My options are 2 12 4 0.5

9. shivam_bhalla

@xoxosweetx3 , 8 divided by 4 = ??

Its enlarging ,so 4 times *some number* gives you the next size ,and we are trying to find that *some number *which is the scale factor I've done rest of it in the above post

11. xoxosweetx3

2 ...

Right!! :D

btw did you understand ?

14. xoxosweetx3

Yeah I got it (: Thanks

You're Welcome :D

16. xoxosweetx3

Oh and Im putting another question up soon ! :c

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