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6-96.

. Draw a rectangle. Label the lengths of the sides. Enlarge it so that the ratio of sides of your new rectangle to the original one is . What are the new dimensions? Homework Help ✎

William was asked to draw two squares with the ratio of sides 2:5.
As you can see, each side of the original square is 1 unit, and each side of the new square is 2.5 units.
Can you find a way that William may have enlarged his squares?

$\text{William multiplied each side by 2.5, or }\frac{5}{2},\text{ in order to enlarge his square.}$

Do you think this will work for your rectangles? Make sure your drawings are neat!