Similarity and Transformations

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Similarity in the form of transportation allows the student to conclude if certain shapes are similar to each other.

The steps to solve similar figures include.

  • First you identify the shapes.
  • The objective to this is to find the ratios of lengths of the figures.
  • Once you find the lengths figure out if the same dilation happened.
  • If the number that it appears to be dilated by is not similar to the rest of the angles then the figure is not similar, if it is then the figures are similar.

Key: Two figures are similar if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of transformations and dilations used.

A scale factor is the ratio of lengths of two corresponding sides of two similar polygons.

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