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What is multiplication as scaling?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by FenellaF, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. FenellaF

    FenellaF New commenter

    I looked on the good old internet, but got loads of articles which said 'multiplication is NOT repeated addition'. Opps..but didn't tell me what multiplication by scaling is. Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks
  2. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    To me, if you think of a square 2x2 and multiply it by a scale factor of two, each side would be made twice as large so it would become a 4x4 square

    But whether that helps, I'm not sure!
  3. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Multiplying by three makes things three times bigger. Multiplying by two makes things two times bigger. And so on and so on.
  4. FenellaF

    FenellaF New commenter

    Thank you both for your replies, now I know! :)

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