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Triangle PQR is transformed to triangle P'Q'R'. Triangle PQR has vertices P(3, −6), Q(0, 9), and R(−3, 0). Triangle P'Q'R' has vertices P'(1, −2), Q'(0, 3), and R'(−1, 0).

Plot triangles PQR and P'Q'R' on your own coordinate grid.

Part A: What is the scale factor of the dilation that transforms triangle PQR to triangle P'Q'R'? Explain your answer. (4 points)

Part B: Write the coordinates of triangle P"Q"R" obtained after P'Q'R' is reflected about the y-axis. (4 points)

Part C: Are the two triangles PQR and P''Q''R'' congruent? Explain your answer. (2 points)

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1. A: Use the distance formula to find lengths PQ and P'Q'
The scale factor is P'Q' / PQ

B: (x,y) → (-x,y)

C: Unless the scale factor from (A) is 1, the two are not congruent, since reflection does not change any side lengths.

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2. oops. For (A), you need to check all three sides. to be sure the ratios are all the same. It might be easier just to make sure that the coordinates have a common ratio.

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