anonymous
  • anonymous
What are the steps to solving this problem: A trapezoid will be enlarged by a factor of 4. If the original area of the trapezoid if 20ft^2, which will be its new area?
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
How will it be enlarged?
anonymous
  • anonymous
By the base or by the area?
anonymous
  • anonymous
well I think by the base

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anonymous
  • anonymous
In either case I suppose the answer is just \(20ft^2\times 4\)
anonymous
  • anonymous
but how did you came up with that answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
do I have to multiply by 4
anonymous
  • anonymous
what if I wanted to enlarge it by the area instead?
Yttrium
  • Yttrium
What do you mean?
anonymous
  • anonymous
well I just don't get how he got the answer and they told me it was 320ft^2 but how do I solve it?
Yttrium
  • Yttrium
If you are going to enlarge the trapezoid, measure of each part of it must be added by four right? And it is the fact the the area will increase by 16 when you do the enlarging by four that's why we arrive at an answer of 320 sq ft.
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh! now I get it! wow is not that hard thank you!! :)
Yttrium
  • Yttrium
:)

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