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4-67.

A 4 sided polygon, with no sides the same, and no right angles.Alexa is looking at the shape at right. She needs to make several different figures that are similar to it.  

  1. If she uses the scale factor , will the new shape that she creates be larger or smaller than the original? Justify your answer.

    When multiplying by a number larger than , will the new number be larger or smaller than it originally was? Consider multipliers in terms of scale factors.

  2. List two different scale factors Alexa could use to make a smaller shape.

    Any number less than , but greater than .

  3. List two different scale factors Alexa could use to make a larger shape.

    Any number greater than .

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