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Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, games, and activities to help Geometry students learn about transformations on the coordinate plane. In this lesson, we will look at dilations in geometry.

**What is dilation in geometry?**

A dilation is a non-rigid transformation, which means that the original and the image are not congruent. They are, however, similar figures. To perform dilations, a scale factor and a center of dilation are needed. If the scale factor is larger than 1, the image is larger than the original; if the scale factor is less than 1, the image is smaller than the original.

**How to Dilate Objects On The Coordinate Plane?**

This tutorial reviews how to dilate an object on the coordinate plane when the center of dilation is the origin and also when the center of dilation is not the origin.
**Dilation**

How to perform a dilation of a point with center other than (0,0), how to determine the scale factor of a dilation?

**Dilations**

How to identify and construct dilations using proportions and scale factors?
**Math Dilations**

Students learn that when the dimensions of a figure are increased or decreased to create a new figure that is similar to the original figure, the transformation is called a dilation.

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More Lessons for Geometry

More Lessons Grade 9 Math

Math Worksheets

Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, games, and activities to help Geometry students learn about transformations on the coordinate plane. In this lesson, we will look at dilations in geometry.

A dilation is a non-rigid transformation, which means that the original and the image are not congruent. They are, however, similar figures. To perform dilations, a scale factor and a center of dilation are needed. If the scale factor is larger than 1, the image is larger than the original; if the scale factor is less than 1, the image is smaller than the original.

This tutorial reviews how to dilate an object on the coordinate plane when the center of dilation is the origin and also when the center of dilation is not the origin.

How to perform a dilation of a point with center other than (0,0), how to determine the scale factor of a dilation?

How to identify and construct dilations using proportions and scale factors?

Students learn that when the dimensions of a figure are increased or decreased to create a new figure that is similar to the original figure, the transformation is called a dilation.

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You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

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