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anonymous
 one year ago
A rectangle has a base of 5 inches and a height of 7 inches. If the dimensions are cut in half, what will happen to the area of the rectangle?
It will be half of the original size.
It will be the same as the original size.
It will be four times the original size.
It will be onefourth the original size.
anonymous
 one year ago
A rectangle has a base of 5 inches and a height of 7 inches. If the dimensions are cut in half, what will happen to the area of the rectangle? It will be half of the original size. It will be the same as the original size. It will be four times the original size. It will be onefourth the original size.

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jjwalton04
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Derp. Well no, heres the explination It will be 1/4 the original size. original size 5"*7"=35sq " 5/2 to divide base in half = 2 1/2" 7/2 to divide height in half = 3 1/2" then multiple 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" first change mixed numbers to improper fractions 2 1/2 = 5/2 and 3 1/2=7/2 5/2*7/2=35/4 or 8 3/4 sq in. So it is 1/4 the original size you can check this by multiplying 35/4*4/1 = 35 square inches the original was 35 square inches

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2really ? how can you ever get more area by reducing the dimensions ?

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1440599295971:dw

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2cut width in half also cut length in half

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1440599357106:dw

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2how much is that shaded area compared to the original big rectangle ?

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Yes, so when you reduce the dimensions by half, the new area becomes 1/4 of the original area

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yes! btw good job! always draw a picture even if it is unnecessary :)
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