Scale Factor

Pronunciation: /skeɪl ˈfæk.tər/ Explain

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A scale factor is the ratio of any two corresponding lengths in two similar geometric figures.

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McAdams, David E. Scale Factor. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/s/scalefactor.html.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
12/5/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra app. (McAdams, David E.)
8/15/2010: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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