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.

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Background Tutorials

Apply the definition of similarity in terms of a dilation to identify similar figures and their proportional sides and the congruent corresponding angles

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