Results 1 to 3 of 3

Math Help - urgent help please

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    May 2010
    Posts
    2

    urgent help please

    my step daughter is doing an enlarging areas homework that needs to be in tomorrow. the question we are stuck on is what happens to the area of a rectangle when you enlarge it by a fractional scale factor. any help would be greatly appreciated, thanx.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    -1
    e^(i*pi)'s Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2009
    From
    West Midlands, England
    Posts
    3,053
    Thanks
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by dusty605 View Post
    my step daughter is doing an enlarging areas homework that needs to be in tomorrow. the question we are stuck on is what happens to the area of a rectangle when you enlarge it by a fractional scale factor. any help would be greatly appreciated, thanx.
    If the scale factor is less than 1 the area will shrink
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Joined
    May 2010
    Posts
    2
    i thought that was the case but apparently her teacher told her that it only shrinks with a negative scale factor, thankyou.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Urgent!!!help with attempted questions - urgent
    Posted in the Statistics Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: February 28th 2010, 01:29 AM
  2. urgent help please!!
    Posted in the Pre-Calculus Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: August 27th 2009, 01:43 AM
  3. I need urgent urgent hel with this parabola question
    Posted in the Pre-Calculus Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: December 14th 2008, 05:48 PM
  4. urgent help
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 23rd 2008, 12:53 PM
  5. Help me again, urgent
    Posted in the Advanced Statistics Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 22nd 2008, 02:46 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum