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seronjones
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how does doubling the side length of a rectangle affect its area

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michelie3

Doubling the side-lengths will multiply the area by four. Proof: Let the side-lengths of the rectangle by x and y.  Clearly, the area will be x*y=xy.  The new rectangle will have side-lengths 2x and 2y, and thus area 2x*2y=4xy.  4xy/xy=4 - hence, the new rectangle has four times the area of the old one.

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