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Let's run through our options.

It's congruent. This would mean that the shape and size of the two figures are identical. Because we scaled it by some factor other than 1, that can't be true.

It's similar. The shape of the figures would be the same, though the scale would be different. This is a possible answer. But let's run through the other options and see if we can eliminate them, just to be certain.

It's in Q3. Not necessarily. If it started in Q1, then it was rotated to Q4 and then flipped into Q3. If it started in Q2, then it was rotated to Q1 and then flipped over the y-axis into Q2. If it started in Q3, then it was rotated into Q2 and flipped over the y-axis into Q3. If it started in Q4, then it was rotated into Q3 and then flipped into Q4. The image could also span several quadrants as well, so option C is not correct.

It is smaller. If we scaled it from 0 to 1, then it'd be smaller. If we scaled it from 0 to -1, then it would be smaller and flipped over the line y = -x. If we scaled it from 1 to infinity, then it'd be bigger. If we scaled it from -infinity to -1, then it'd be bigger and flipped over the line y = -x. If we scaled it to 0, then it'd be a point (0 , 0). If we scaled it by a factor of 1, then it'd be the same size and in the same place. If we scaled it by a factor of -1, then it'd be the same size and (take a guess) flipped over the line y = -x. Since we're scaled by a factor of 2, then the new image must be bigger than the original image. So option D is wrong.

Option B is the only possible answer that hasn't been eliminated.

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