Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.1 Introduction to Algebra - 1.1 Exercise Set - Page 11: 79


No, the area is not doubled.

Work Step by Step

If the length of the sides of a square is s the area of that square is $s\times s=s^2$. If the length of the sides is doubled, the new length is 2s. There area of that square is $2s\times2s=4s^2$. When doubling the length of the sides the area is 4 times as large, not twice as large.
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