Dilating a pentagon
- Susan Addington
Dilation is a technique for creating similar figures. Each point is stretched outwards from the center point D by multiplying distances by the scale factor. (Outwards if the scale factor is bigger than 1.) Move the points A, B, C, D, E to change the shape of the pentagon. Move the center point F to dilate from a different location. Use the slider to change the scale factor.
To understand how dilation creates similar figures, look at Dilating a triangle on GeoGebraTube: http://ggbtu.be/m2742017