# Pre-image point N(6, -3) was dilated to point N'(2,-1). What was the scale factor used?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 7, 2017

#### Explanation:

#"note the "color(blue)"reduction"" in each coordinate"#

#color(blue)"x-coordinates"#

#6to2to6xxcolor(red)(1/3)to2#

#color(blue)"y-coordinates"#

#-3to-1to-3xxcolor(red)(1/3)to-1#

#"the scale factor decreases the values of the image"#

#"coordinates and is a reduction"#

#rArrk=1/3#