1.6 API - set extent from scale

Discussion created by MDonnellyesriaustralia-com-au-esridist Employee on Mar 1, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 2, 2011 by hzhu
I notice in the latest version of the API you can use the function esri.geometry.getExtentForScale and then set the map extent to change scale.

Is there any way to do this in 1.6?

If there is any method to set the map extent based on a given scale number then please let me know.