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Plot the rectangle formed with the points , , , and onto graph paper. Use the method used in problem 3-2 to enlarge it from the origin by a factor of (using two “rubber bands”). Label this new rectangle .  

  1. What are the dimensions of the enlarged rectangle, ?

    The enlarged rectangle will be units by units.

  1. Find the area and the perimeter of .

    The dimensions of the new rectangle will be factors of the original rectangle.

  2. Find (the length of ).

    Think about how you would find the hypotenuse of a triangle.