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9-51.

The area of a rectangle is 42 cm^{2}. If the length and width each grow four times longer, what will the new area be? Homework Help ✎

Make an example of a rectangle with an area of 42 cm^{2}.

Since the area of a rectangle is (base)(height), which two numbers multiplied together gives 42?

Multiply base and height by 4

Now find the area of the larger rectangle by multiplying the new base and the new height.