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Length Scale Factor

Concept

Length Scale Factor

The length scale factor is the ratio between the lengths of two objects.

Length Scale Factor=Length of Object 1Length of Object 2\text{Length Scale Factor} = \dfrac{\text{Length of Object 1}}{\text{Length of Object 2}}

It can also be written with a colon as separator.

Length of Object 1:Length of Object 2\text{Length of Object 1}:\text{Length of Object 2}

For example, consider two segments: segment A\overline{A} is 2 ft2\text{ ft} and segment B\overline{B} is 4 ft.4\text{ ft}. AB=24=0.5 \dfrac{A}{B} = \dfrac{2}{4} = 0.5 The scale factor is 0.50.5 because A\overline{A} is half the length of B.\overline{B}.