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− | + | The center of dilation must lie on the line <math>A A'</math>, which can be expressed <math>y = \dfrac{4x}{3} - \dfrac{2}{3}</math>. Also, the ratio of dilation must be equal to <math>\dfrac{3}{2}</math>, which is the ratio of the radii of the circles. Thus, we are looking for a point <math>(x,y)</math> such that <math>\dfrac{3}{2} \left( 2 - x \right) = 5 - x</math> (for the <math>x</math>-coordinates), and <math>\dfrac{3}{2} \left( 2 - y \right) = 6 - y</math>. Solving these, we get <math>x = -4</math> and <math>y = - 6</math>. This means that any point <math>(a,b)</math> on the plane will dilate to the point <math>\left( \dfrac{3}{2} (a + 4) - 4, \dfrac{3}{2} (b + 6) - 6 \right)</math>, which means that the point <math>(0,0)</math> dilates to <math>\left( 6 - 4, 9 - 6 \right) = (2,3)</math>. Thus, the origin moves <math>\sqrt{2^2 + 3^2} = \boxed{\sqrt{13}}</math> units. | |
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Revision as of 13:18, 21 February 2016
Problem
A dilatation of the plane—that is, a size transformation with a positive scale factor—sends the circle of radius centered at to the circle of radius centered at . What distance does the origin , move under this transformation?
Solution
The center of dilation must lie on the line , which can be expressed . Also, the ratio of dilation must be equal to , which is the ratio of the radii of the circles. Thus, we are looking for a point such that (for the -coordinates), and . Solving these, we get and . This means that any point on the plane will dilate to the point , which means that the point dilates to . Thus, the origin moves units.
See Also
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