# Investigating Dilation and Similarity

- Author:
- marcien.dentey

- Topic:
- Dilation

## Dilations

In the applet below, triangle A1A2A3 is fixed. Move the slider, n, and observe the behavior of triangle B1B2B3. Then answer the questions that follow.
Note that , , and . Similarly, , , and .

## Corresponding Sides

Which side of triangle B1B2B3 corresponds to side a3 of triangle A1A2A3?

## Corresponding Sides

Which side of triangle B1B2B3 corresponds to side a2 of triangle A1A2A3?

Which side of triangle B1B2B3 corresponds to side a1 of triangle A1A2A3?

## Ratios of corresponding sides.

Describe the ratios of the corresponding sides, (sides of ) as you move the slider, n.