Dilation in a Coordinate Plane


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Find the coordinates of (3, 4) under a dilation of 3. Determine if it is an enlargement or reduction.

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1. Find the coordinates of (-4, 0) under a dilation with scale factor 1/2. Determine if it is an enlargement or reduction.

2. Given triangle A(0,2), B(3, 6) and C(1, -4), find the coordinates under a dilation of 4.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo is available in case you want to assess your understanding of dilation in a coordinate plane. You need to know how to determine if an enlargement or reduction has taken place for the quiz, which consists of five practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz any time to assess your understanding of:

  • The scale factor for or under a provided dilation
  • Finding the coordinates under a dilation of 4 when given a triangle's points
  • Determining whether a particular dilation is an enlargement or reduction

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about whether a provided dilation results in a reduction or an enlargement
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about finding the coordinates of a triangle when given the original points and a dilation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on dilations on a graph

Additional Learning

Dilation in a Coordinate Plane is a lesson you can use any time to complete the following study goals:

  • Define 'scale factor'
  • Review step-by-step dilation examples
  • Determine what an enlargement is
  • Understand how to graph a dilated image