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In this video, learn how photographers use dilations to print the same photograph in larger or smaller sizes. In the accompanying classroom activity, students consider how dilation is a geometric application of scale factor. After a brief refresher on scale, students watch the video. Then, they apply what they have learned by creating larger and smaller dilations of a picture, using the coordinate plane as their canvas. Students consider how both scale factor and the center of dilation influence the size and placement of the drawings they make.