What is a Scale in Math?

In Mathematics, scale refers to the size of graphs or shapes, etc., being measured. For example, a graph that consists of an x axis and a y axis that both encompass a great deal of space but are only numbered to 10 would be of no use if you need to graph something that goes up to, say, 48 and 52. You graph would have to be re-scaled, maybe making each point a count of ’10’ instead of ‘1’, so as to get 100 on each axis, and therefore a better opportunity to graph 48 and 52.