Enter the original dimensions and dilation factor into the calculator to determine the new dimensions.

## Dilation Calculation Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the new dimensions after dilation.

New Dimension = Original Dimension * Dilation Factor

Variables:

- New Dimension is the new width or height after dilation.
- Original Dimension is the width or height before dilation.
- Dilation Factor is the factor by which the dimensions are increased or decreased.

To calculate the new dimensions, multiply the original dimension by the dilation factor.

## What is Dilation in Mathematics?

Dilation in mathematics refers to a transformation that produces an image that is the same shape as the original, but is a different size. A dilation stretches or shrinks the original figure by a scale factor. The center of the dilation is a fixed point in the plane, and every point on the figure moves along a line that passes through the center and is scaled by the same factor.

## How to Calculate Dilation?

The following steps outline how to calculate the new dimensions after dilation using the given formula.

- First, determine the original dimension (width or height).
- Next, determine the dilation factor.
- Use the formula from above: New Dimension = Original Dimension * Dilation Factor.
- Finally, calculate the new dimension by plugging in the values.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Original Width = 5

Dilation Factor = 3

## FAQ

**1. What is a dilation factor?**

A dilation factor is a number by which a figure is scaled. If the factor is greater than 1, the figure enlarges; if it is between 0 and 1, the figure shrinks.

**2. How is dilation used in real life?**

Dilation is used in various fields such as architecture, engineering