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The endpoints of line AB A(9, 4) and B(5, –4). The endpoints of its image after a dilation are A'(6, 3) and B'(3, –3). What is the scale factor? Explain how you found your answer.
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The endpoints of line AB A(9, 4) and B(5, –4). The endpoints of its image after a dilation are A'(6, 3) and B'(3, –3). What is the scale factor? Explain how you found your answer.

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Kuuttboylife
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Point A: (9, 4) ==> (6, 3) The slope of the line it is traveling on is: m = (y1y2) / (x1  x2) = (43)/(96) = 1/3 and the equation for the line is: y  y0 = m(x  x0) y  4 = (1/3)(x  9) y = (1/3)(x  9) + 4 y = (1/3)(x)  3 + 4 y = (1/3)x +1 For Point B: (5, 4) ==> (3, 3) The slope of the line it is traveling on is: m = (y1y2) / (x1  x2) = (4(3))/(53) = 1/2 and the equation for the line is: y  y0 = m(x  x0) y  (4) = (1/2)(x  5) y + 4 = (1/2)x + 5/2 y = (1/2)x + 5/2  4 y = (1/2)x + 3/2 To find the center, find the point of intersection: (1/3)x +1 = (1/2)x + 3/2 2x + 6 = 3x 9 5x = 15 x = 15/5 x = 3 Then substitute into *either* equation: y = (1/3)x +1 y = (1/3)(3) +1 y = 1 +1 y = 0 Center = (3,0)
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