Scale Factor of 3 and 6

Scale Factor of 3 and 6

What is the Scale Factor of 3 and 6? What is the Scale Factor between 3 and 6? More specifically, what is the Scale Factor from a length of 3 to a length of 6? In other words, what (Scale Factor) can you multiply by 3 to get 6 as illustrated below?:

3 × Scale Factor = 6

To solve the equation above, you simply divide both sides by 3 to get the Scale Factor alone on the left side:

(3 × Scale Factor)/3 = 6/3
Scale Factor = 6/3

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 = 2
Decimal answer = 2

You may also be interested to know that we verified that 3 × 2 = 6 is true, which means that our answer is correct. Also, note that since 3 is less than 6, this is an Enlargement Scale Factor.

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