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nolantr:

Elias’s teacher has given him a rectangle that is 15 feet by 20 feet. She has asked him to create a new rectangle using a scale factor of 8/3. Elias says that will be a reduction because the scale factor is a fraction. Is he correct? Explain.

darkknight:

So do you know what a scale factor of 8/3 will do to the 15 by 20 rectangle?

nolantr:

yes hold on a sec

darkknight:

why did u close the post

nolantr:

ohh because i thought no one was looking at it and by the time i noticed you i already closed it

darkknight:

do u need help?

nolantr:

kinda of i got some of the problem

darkknight:

ok, so 8/3 is a fraction. But that doesn't mean anything. So it will increase the shape if the number if above 1. Since 8/3 > 1 it will NOT be a reduction

darkknight:

I am the darkknight

nolantr:

ok

nolantr:

thanks

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