Scale Factor of 2 and 3
What is the Scale Factor of 2 and 3? What is the Scale Factor between 2 and 3? More specifically, what is the Scale Factor from a length of 2 to a length of 3? In other words, what (Scale Factor) can you multiply by 2 to get 3 as illustrated below?:
2 × Scale Factor = 3
To solve the equation above, you simply divide both sides by 2 to get the Scale Factor alone on the left side:
(2 × Scale Factor)/2 = 3/2
Scale Factor = 3/2
We could leave the answer like that, but we have also converted the answer to its simplest fraction form and to decimal form:
Fraction answer = 1 1/2
Decimal answer = 1.5
You may also be interested to know that we verified that 2 × 1 1/2 = 3 is true, which means that our answer is correct. Also, note that since 2 is less than 3, this is an Enlargement Scale Factor.
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