Exploring Dilations

Use the following construction to explore dilations and answer the questions that follow. You can change the shape of triangle (pre-image) and the scale factor of the dilation. The position of the image changes due to the construction of this applet. Click the reset button in the upper right corner to reset the applet.
Questions: 1. Select a scale factor on the slider. Try changing the ? 2. What happens when you set the scale factor to 1? Greater than 1? Less than 1? 3. In what ways does the scale factor affect the dilation?