# What is a dilation simple definition?

## What is a dilation simple definition?

Definition of dilation : the act or action of enlarging, expanding, or widening : the state of being dilated: such as. a : the act or process of expanding (such as in extent or volume) … the dilation of palladium grains undergoing hydrogen absorption.—

### How do you find the dilation?

To find the scale factor for a dilation, we find the center point of dilation and measure the distance from this center point to a point on the preimage and also the distance from the center point to a point on the image. The ratio of these distances gives us the scale factor, as Math Bits Notebook accurately states.

**What is a dilation factor?**

Scale Factor (Dilation) Scale Factor (Dilation) The scale factor in the dilation of a mathematical object determines how much larger or smaller the image will be (compared to the original object).

**How do you dilate a triangle by 2?**

To dilate the figure by a factor of 2, I will multiply the x and y-value of each point by 2. I plotted all the new points to find the new triangle. To dilate the figure by a factor of 2, I will multiply the x and y-value of each point by 2.

## How do you dilate 2?

To dilate the figure by a factor of 2, I will multiply the x and y-value of each point by 2. I plotted all the new points to find the new triangle. To dilate the figure by a factor of 2, I will multiply the x-value of each point by 2.

### How do you dilate a graph?

How to Perform Dilations

- Identify the center of dilation.
- Identify the original points of the polygon.
- Identify the scale factor .
- Multiply each original point of the polygon by the scale factor to get the new points.
- Plot the new points and connect the dots to get your dilated shape.

**How do you dilate a circle by 2?**

Dilation To dilate a circle, we start with our standard equation: x2+y2=r2 To dilate the circle we multiply our desired factor squared into the right side of the equation. For example, two multiply the diameter of the circle by two, our equation would now be x2+y2=22(r2).