This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 14, Unit 4, Grade 7. Why is the actual garden a reduction of the garden represented in the blueprint? The given scale factor was less than 100%, which results in a reduction. Does it matter if we find the total fencing needed for the garden in the blueprint and multiply the total by the scale factor versus finding each dimension of the actual garden using the scale factor and then determining the total fencing needed by finding the sum of the dimensions? Why or why not? What mathematical property is being illustrated?