##### Asked by: Zineb Anurin

asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd May, 2020# What is scale factor in similar triangles?

**triangles**are

**similar**, the reduced ratio of any two corresponding sides is called the

**scale factor**of the

**similar triangles**. The ratios of corresponding sides are 6/3, 8/4, 10/5. These all reduce to 2/1. It is then said that the

**scale factor**of these two

**similar triangles**is 2 : 1.

Similarly, how do you find the scale factor of similar triangles?

To **find** a **scale factor** between two **similar figures**, **find** two corresponding sides and write the ratio of the two sides. If you begin with the smaller **figure**, your **scale factor** will be less than one. If you begin with the larger **figure**, your **scale factor** will be greater than one.

One may also ask, what is a scale factor of 3? Linear **scale factor** For example, a **scale factor** of 2 means that the new shape is twice the size of the original. A **scale factor of 3** means that the new shape is three times the size of the original.

Also know, how do u find the scale factor?

To find **scale factor**, start by **finding** the length of a corresponding side on each **figure**. If you're **scaling** up from a smaller **figure** to a larger one, plug the lengths into the **equation scale factor** = larger length over smaller length.

What is scale factor in geometry?

Definition Of **Scale Factor** The ratio of any two corresponding lengths in two similar geometric figures is called as **Scale Factor**.