# Similar Figures and Indirect Measurement

### Popular Tutorials in Similar Figures and Indirect Measurement

#### How Do You Find Missing Measurements of Similar Figures Using a Proportion?

Trying to find a missing measurement on similar figures? Make ratios from corresponding sides and set up a proportion! Solve the proportion to get your missing measurement. Figure out how to do all that by watching this tutorial!

#### What are Similar Figures?

Looking at two figures that are the same shape and have the same angle measurements? You have similar figures! Learn all about it in this tutorial!

#### What is a Scale Drawing?

Without a blueprint, it would be really hard to construct a building. Without a road map, you'd be lost! Scale drawings make it easy to see large things, like buildings and roads, on paper. Even a GPS uses scale drawings! Check out this tutorial to learn all about scale drawings.

#### How Do You Solve a Problem Using Indirect Measurement with Shadows?

Word problems allow you to see the real world uses of math! This tutorial shows you how to take a word problem and use indirect measurement to turn it into a proportion. Then see how to use the mean extremes property of proportions to cross multiply and solve for the answer. Take a look!

#### What are Corresponding Parts in Similar Figures?

Identifying corresponding parts in similar figures isn't so bad, but you have to know what you're looking for. This tutorial does a great job of explaining the corresponding parts of similar figures! Take a look!

#### How do you Figure Out if Two Figures are Similar?

Follow along with this tutorial to see an example of determining if two given figures are similar.

#### How Do You Find Missing Measurements of Similar Figures Using a Scale Factor?

Looking at similar figures? Want to find a missing measurement on one of the figures? You could use a scale factor to solve! In this tutorial, learn how to create a ratio of corresponding sides with known length and use the ratio to find the scale factor. Then, write an equation using the scale factor to find your missing measurement!

#### How Do You Find a Scale Factor in Similar Figures?

Have similar figures? Want to find the scale factor? Then check out this tutorial! You'll see how to use measurements from similar figures to create a ratio and find the scale factor.

#### How Do You Solve a Scale Model Problem Using a Scale Factor?

This tutorial provides a great real world application of math! You'll see how to use the scale on a house blueprint to find the scale factor. Then, see how to use the scale factor and a measurement from the blueprint to find the measurement on the actual house! Check out this tutorial and see the usefulness blueprints and scale factor!

#### How Do You Find the Scale of a Model?

Want some practice with scale? Then check out this tutorial and you'll see how to find the scale of a model given the lengths of the model and the actual object. Take a look!

#### How Do You Use the Scale on a Map to Find an Actual Distance?

Maps help us get from one place to another. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use a map to find an actual distance.

#### How Do You Figure Out What Size a Model Should Be if You Have a Scale?

Before tall sky scrapers are build, a scale model of the building is made, but how does the architect know what size the model should be? Follow along with this tutorial to find out!

#### What is a Scale?

In math, the term scale is used to represent the relationship between a measurement on a model and the corresponding measurement on the actual object. Without scales, maps and blueprints would be pretty useless. Check out this tutorial and learn about scale factor!