9-5 Dilations. Dilation. A dilation is a copy of a figure that is larger or smaller than the original figure. The original figure and all dilations of it are similar. A dilation is an enlargement if the scale factor is greater than 1. The dilation will be LARGER than the original figure.
J’K’L’M’ is a dilation of JKLM with a center at (0, 0). Is the dilation an enlargement or reduction? What is the scale factor of the dilation?