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# SCALE DRAWING

SCALE DRAWING
Is a drawing of a figure that represent its actual object according to a particular scale  It can be of the same size, smaller or bigger than the actual object  Grid paper is usually used to sketch an object
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SCALE DRAWING
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The scale used is written in the form 1:n where n can be 1, 2, 3, 4, , n= 1, scale drawing has the same size as object n>1, scale drawing is smaller then the object n<1, sclae drawing is bigger then the object

In general,

Scale of drawing =

## Length of a side of the drawing Length of corresponding side of the object

Scale of drawing = =

=1:n

Example;

A A'

B'

C'

Scale =

## Size of the drawing Size of the object

= A B : A B = 2 : 6 = 1 : 3

Q
B 5 cm A 3 cm C

10 cm 6 cm P R 8 cm

4 cm

## PQR is a scale drawing of ABC. Therefore; Scale = QR BC

= 6 cm : 3 cm 3 = 1 cm : 6 = 1 : 1 2

## Redraw the shape given using a scale of 1 :

1

-4

= 1x 2 1 = 1x 2 =2

-6

-8

= 2x 2 1 = 2x 2 =4

-10

-12

6 = 3
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3 3

## Redraw the shape given, using a scale of : 3

2 cm 6 cm

UV is the scale drawing of UV Scale = UV : UV =6:2 =1: 2 6 =1: 1 3 Redraw the line UV using the scale 1 : 2 UV 1 UV = 2 UV = 1 2 2 1 UV = 2 X 2 = 1

A 4 cm B 6 cm C

A 2 cm B 3 cm C

1 2 1 2

X 6

= 3