# IM2 Similar or Dilation Distinction

- Author:
- Carmel Schettino

- Topic:
- Dilation

One figure

**similar**to another figure if the points of the first figure can be matched with the points of the second figure in such a way that corresponding distances are proportional (in a ratio). In other words, there is a**ratio of similarity**,*k*,such that every distance on the second figure is*k*times the corresponding distances on the first figure. 1. Consider the triangles KLM and PQR in the diagram. Are the two triangles similar? Use Geogebra to justify your answer. 2. Would it be correct to say that triangle MKL is similar to triangle RQP?