# Talk:Dilation (metric space)

The article is contradictory as it stands. According to the definition on the page, a translation is a dilation. A translation does not have a fixed point, however.

## Readability

The article is not comprehensible to the non-expert. Compare with [1]. —DIV (128.250.80.15 (talk) 00:05, 29 January 2009 (UTC))

## Possible Duplication

Is this the same as Scaling (geometry)? Should the articles be merged? Rojomoke (talk) 15:59, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

- No, for two reasons:
- The transformations described in the scaling algorithm don't allow for rotations; the ones here do, and
- This is about general metric spaces, not just Euclidean spaces.

- —David Eppstein (talk) 16:15, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

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