# Is a dilation always an isometry?

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Jan 29, 2016

No. But dilations with a factor of

#### Explanation:

Dilation is a process of converting an object into a *similar* one with all linear dimensions proportional and angular measures equal.

But, if the factor of proportionality is *isometry*.

Isometry produces *congruent* objects with all linear dimensions equal and all angular measures equal.