How Do You Use Similar Figures to Find the Area of a Polygon?

How Do You Use Similar Figures to Find the Area of a Polygon?

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When you're working with similar figures, knowing the scale factor can help you find all sorts of pieces including side measurements and area. This tutorial shows you how to use the scale factor to help find the area of one of the figures.

Ratios are everywhere! The scale on a map or blueprint is a ratio. Ingredients sometimes need to be mixed using ratios such as the ratio of water to cement mix when making cement. Watch this tutorial to learn about ratios. Then think of some ratios you've encountered before!

This tutorial provides a great real world application of math. You'll see how to use the scale from a blueprint of a house to help find the actual height of the house. This tutorial shows you how to use a proportion to solve!