# What is a Scale Factor? - Definition, Formula & Examples

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### Two squares are similar. The scale factor from the first square to the second is 1:3. If the perimeter of the first square is 12 inches, what is the perimeter of the second square?

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### 2. Two similar figures have a scale factor of 1:3. The smaller figure has an area of 4 square units. What is the area of the larger figure?

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Scale factors are key components in certain areas of algebra, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their application.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on problems involving:

• Finding perimeter
• Finding area
• Finding width
• Finding measure

## Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving scale factors
• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the mathematical implications of scale factors
• Knowledge application - use your knowledge to find area, perimeter and width