Dilating a triangle

This applet allows users to experiment with similar triangle constructed by a dilation. Relevant lengths are measured automatically, and relevant ratios are automatically calculated in the spreadsheet. Negative scale factors are possible, too. This applet shows the correct behavior: the - sign makes everything "backwards" (and what does that mean?). The size (absolute value) of the scale factors determines the amount of stretching or shrinking.

 

Susan Addington

 
Target Group (Age)
10 – 19+
Language
English
 
 
 
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