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Length Area and Volume Scale Factors

Concept

Length, Area, and Volume Scale Factors

When calculating the ratio between a measurement of two given objects, the lengths of their corresponding sides can be used. To calculate the length scale factor, the length of a side in the first figure is divided by the length of the corresponding side in the second figure. This ratio can then be squared to obtain the area scale factor or cubed to find the volume scale factor.

Type of Measurement Ratio Example
Length
Area
Volume