6, Lesson 12, Unit 4, Grade 7, EngageNY icon
Instructional Activity

Example 3: Scale Drawings Where the Horizontal and Vertical Scale Factors Are Different

Lesson 12. Unit 4. Grade 7 EngageNY

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 12, Unit 4, Grade 7. Sometimes it is helpful to make a scale drawing where the horizontal and vertical scale factors are different, such as when creating diagrams in the field of engineering. Having differing scale factors may distort some drawings. For example, when you are working with a very large horizontal scale, you sometimes must exaggerate the vertical scale in order to make it readable. This can be accomplished by creating a drawing with two scales. Unlike the scale drawings with just one scale factor, these types of scale drawings may look distorted.

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