







Surface area and scale factors 
20090221 

From tina: the surface area of a sphere is about 86 ft (2) find the surface area of a larger sphere that has a scale factor of 4 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Scale factor 
20080528 

From Riley: I have a math problem, and a big test coming up on Friday or Thursday (my teacher hasn't decided yet.) I need help understanding how
I would do this problem. Here it is: they wanted me to find the perimeter and area of a rectangle when they only give me the scale factor. I've
delt with scale factors before, but this is quite confusing. I have done the scale factor way by having a rectangle that maybe has a width of 10 and a
height of 20, and I needed to find what the scale factor would be for a rectangle with the width of 5 and a height of 10. I know that they scale factor
would be 2, right? But this just gives me the scale factor, and I have to FIND the perimeter and area. Hopefully you can get back to me tonight. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Scale factors 
20080213 

From Dayne: My teacher doesn't now how to teach us scale factors and i have a problem to make it easier to understand. The problem is: A map of Levi's property is being made with a scale of 2 cm : 3 meters. What is the scale factor? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Scale factors and ratios 
20061119 

From Maggie: I have a BIG math test coming up, and it's about scale factors and ratios, but i don't understand them at all. How can you tell the difference between scale factors and ratios? and How are they used in the everyday world? Answered by Penny Nom. 

