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5-111.

Alexa is looking at the shape below. She needs to make several different figures that are similar to it. .

1. If she uses the scale factor $\frac { 8 } { 5 }$, will the new shape that she creates be larger or smaller than the original? Justify your answer.

When multiplying by a number larger than $1$, 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 $1$, but greater than $0$.

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

Any number greater than $1$.

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