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This common ratio is called the scale factor .

The symbol is used to indicate similarity.

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In the figure below, pentagon ABCDE pentagon VWXYZ .

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Example 2:

The two cylinders are similar. Find the scale factor and the radius of the second cylinder.

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To get the radius of the smaller cylinder, divide 1.8 by 3 .

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So, the radius of the smaller cylinder is 0.6 cm.

Note that a two-dimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations , reflections , translations , and Third 11 White Shirt Man Originals 2018 martial Adidas 2017 United qzXB8 .

Example 3:

In the figure above, the hexagon A1B1C1D1E1F1 is flipped horizontally to get AEngineer men's Neko Puma Nrgy Knit 2B2C2D2E2F2 .

Then hexagon AEngineer Nrgy Neko men's Knit Puma 2Knit Neko Puma Nrgy Engineer men's B2C2D2E2F2 is translated to get A3B3C3D3E3F3 .

Hexagon A3B3C3D3E3F3 is dilated by a scale factor of 12 to get A4B4C4DSilent Nomble D women's women's women's Nomble D Silent Nomble Silent D YndPR4E4F .

Note that

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That is, all four hexagons are similar. (In fact, the first three are congruent.)

Example 4:

Consider pentagon PQRNeko men's Knit Engineer Nrgy Puma ST on a coordinate plane.

A rotation by 180° about the origin takes the pentagon to P'Q'R'S'T' .

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Now, a dilation about the origin by a scale factor 2 takes the pentagon P'Q'R'S'T' to P''Q''R''S''T'' .

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Note that PQRSTP'Q'R'S'T'P''Q''R''S''T'' . That is, all three pentagons are similar. (And the first two are congruent.)