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On graph paper, draw a rectangle with a width of units and a length of units.  

  1. Draw a new rectangle that is an enlarged copy of your original rectangle and has a length of units.

    Notice that the side units long corresponds to the side units long.

  2. Show how you can calculate the width of your new rectangle.

  • What number did you multiply units by to get units?
    Use this same multiplier to calculate the new enlarged width.

Use to find the new width of the rectangle.

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