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Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures

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What is the scale factor from the smaller rectangle to the larger rectangle pictured below?

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1. If the area of the first triangle is 14, and the area of the second triangle is 350, what is the scale factor?

2. Which of the following rectangles represents a scale factor of 3 from the rectangle pictured below?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz focuses on practice questions involving scale factors. You will be tested on your knowledge of the formulas used to come up with scale factors and your ability to apply scale factors to solve problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with the following practice problems:

  • Apply a scale factor from a small shape to a large shape
  • Determine scale factor from an area of a shape
  • Determine scale factor from a perimeter of a shape
  • Find the volume of a cube shape from an applied scale factor
  • Find the volume of a prism shape from an applied scale factor

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on scale factor
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about scaling in a different light
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve scale factor practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about scale factors and the formulas used to determine them, review the accompanying lesson called Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what a scale factor is
  • Examine examples of scale factor applied to perimeter, area and volume
  • Practice solving scale factor problems
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