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## Theory

If you multiply all sides of a three-dimensional object with the same factor $k$, then the following is true:

• the enlargement factor for each length is $k$;

• the enlargement factor for each surface is ${k}^{2}$;

• the enlargement factor for the volume is ${k}^{3}$.

When you have two objects with the same shape, then one object can be derived from the other by multiplying with such a fixed enlargement factor (or reduction factor).