anonymous
  • anonymous
The ratio of the heights of two similar rectangular prisms is 2:3. What is the ratio of their lateral areas? 8:27 2:5 4:9 1:0.33
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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
If the ratio of two sides is x:y then the ratio of the surface areas is x^2:y^2
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
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anonymous
  • anonymous
what ^ means
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
x^2 means \(\Large x^2\)
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
the ^ tells the next number to go up and become an exponent
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh ok lol
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
sry I should have been more clear, let me know what you get for the answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
so the correct answer is b
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
no
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
2^2 = ???
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh c
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
yes, 2^2 = 4 and 3^2 = 9 so if the sides are in ratio of 2:3, then the surface areas are in ratio of 4:9
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks for the medal and hellp
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you're welcome, you earned it by getting the correct answer and you hopefully see how to get it?

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