# Find areas of similar shapes given corresponding lengths

In this lesson, we will use the linear scale factor to calculate the area scale factor and find areas of similar shapes.

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# Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Shape A maps to shape B in an enlargement, calculate the scale factor.

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Q2.Why have corresponding vertices been joined up in shapes A and B with straight lines in this enlargement?

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Q3.The point at (-2,-1) is enlarged by a scale factor of -2 from the centre of enlargement at (0,0). What will the new coordinate of the point be?

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Quiz:

# Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Shape A maps to shape B in an enlargement, calculate the scale factor.

1/3

Q2.Why have corresponding vertices been joined up in shapes A and B with straight lines in this enlargement?

2/3

Q3.The point at (-2,-1) is enlarged by a scale factor of -2 from the centre of enlargement at (0,0). What will the new coordinate of the point be?

3/3

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# Worksheet

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# Find areas of similar shapes given corresponding lengths

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Shape A and shape B are similar. Calculate the area of shape B.

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Q2.Two similar triangles have heights of 2 cm and 10 cm. The area of the smaller triangle is 5 cm². Calculate the area of the larger triangle.

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Q3.Complete the missing word:

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Q4.Triangle A and triangle B are similar. Calculate the base length of triangle B.

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Quiz:

# Find areas of similar shapes given corresponding lengths

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Shape A and shape B are similar. Calculate the area of shape B.

1/4

Q2.Two similar triangles have heights of 2 cm and 10 cm. The area of the smaller triangle is 5 cm². Calculate the area of the larger triangle.

2/4

Q3.Complete the missing word:

3/4

Q4.Triangle A and triangle B are similar. Calculate the base length of triangle B.

4/4

# Lesson summary: Find areas of similar shapes given corresponding lengths

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