What Are Scaled Copies?

To observe the effect of scaling on an image.

Here is a portrait of a student. Move the slider under each image, A–E, and observe the change.

Creating Scaled Copies

1. Draw two scaled copies of the figure on the grid below using a scale factor of 2 and 1/2.

2. Draw two scaled copies for Figure B on the grid below using a scale factor of 3 and 1.5

Look at the triangles in the graph below and answer the question that follows.

Here is a figure that looks like the letter A, along with several other figures. Which figures are scaled copies of the original A?

(2). Explain how you know.

Here is a picture of the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.