# What is proportion in scale drawing?

## What is proportion in scale drawing?

A scale drawing is a drawing or illustration of a real object which has been reduced or enlarged from its original size, but still proportional to the real object. The proportion by which the drawing of an object is reduced or enlarged is referred to as the scale ratio.

## How do scale drawings relate to proportional relationships?

The scale factor is the amount that an image is enlarged or shrunk. It is also called k because k represents the multiplier between two proportional ratios and scale drawings represent proportional relationships. This is an example of a scale drawing. Notice all the lines, curves, and points preserve proportionality.

**How do scale drawings and actual measurements represent proportional relationships?**

The scale factor of a drawing is the ratio — of an actual length, y, to the corresponding length, x, in the drawing. The ratio is the constant of proportionality, k, that relates the actual figure to the scale drawing.

### What is the formula for scale drawing?

So when you’re working with scale drawings: Find out what the scale on the drawing is. Measure the distance on the drawing using a ruler (or count the number of squares, if that’s an option). Multiply the distance you measure by the scale to give the distance in real life.

### How does proportional reasoning solve scale drawing problems?

We can use proportional reasoning to create scale drawings with a scale factor of a/b using the following steps: Multiply each of the side lengths by a/b to find the lengths of the corresponding sides that will be on the scale drawing.

**How do you calculate a scale factor?**

The basic formula that is used for calculating the scale factor is, Scale factor = Dimension of the new shape ÷ Dimension of the original shape. In case, if the original figure is scaled up, the formula is written as, Scale factor = Larger figure dimensions ÷ Smaller figure dimensions.

#### How do you use scale drawings?

The scale is shown as the length in the drawing, then a colon (“:”), then the matching length on the real thing. Example: this drawing has a scale of “1:10”, so anything drawn with the size of “1” would have a size of “10” in the real world, so a measurement of 150mm on the drawing would be 1500mm on the real horse.