Constructing similar triangle as per scale factor - Scale factor > 1

Construction 11.2

To construct a triangle similar to a given triangle as per given scale factor.

There are two general cases

1. Triangle to be constructed is smaller than given triangle ( Example 1 Scale factor < 1 )
2. Triangle to be constructed is larger than given triangle ( Example 2 Scale factor > 1 )

Scale Factor means ratio of the sides of the triangle to be constructed with the corresponding sides of the given triangle

Scale Factor = (Side of to be constructed triangle)/(Side of given triangle)

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Construction 11.2 To construct a triangle similar to a given triangle as per given scale factor. There are two general cases Triangle to be constructed is smaller than given triangle (Example 1 – Scale factor < 1) Triangle to be constructed is larger than given triangle (Example 2 – Scale factor > 1) Scale Factor means ratio of the sides of the triangle to be constructed with the corresponding sides of the given triangle Scale Factor = (𝑆𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑒)/(𝑆𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑒)