I often see the wordsNOT DRAWN TO SCALEreferring to math questions.

What exactly does that mean?

Is there a much easier way of saying the same thing?

Thanks

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- November 14th 2008, 06:16 PMmagentaritaMath Questions...NOT DRAWN TO SCALE
I often see the words

**NOT DRAWN TO SCALE**referring to math questions.

What exactly does that mean?

Is there a much easier way of saying the same thing?

Thanks - November 14th 2008, 07:07 PMSoroban
Hello, magentarita!

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I often see the words not drawn to scale.

What exactly does that mean?

Suppose they gave us with: .

And suppose they supplied this diagram:Code:`A`

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10 * * 5

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B * * * * * * * C

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It is only a rough sketch . . . It is**not**"drawn to scale."

doeslook like it is twice , does it?*not*

It gives an*idea*of what the triangle looks like.

. . is the shortest side and is the longest side.

But I wouldn't guess the size of the angles from that diagram.

. . It looks like is acute, but actually it's about 101°.

- November 15th 2008, 07:04 AMmagentaritaI see......