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1. User Answers reinhard10158
Stepbystep explanation:
a scale factor means that every dimension or line in the original object is multiplied with the exact same factor to create a transformed (larger or smaller) new object.
the area of an object (including a simple form like this rectangle) is always the product of 2 dimensions.
that means the scale factor is multiplied in twice creating a squared factor for the area of the new object.
so, yes, therefore the area grows or shrinks with the square of the scale factor.
FYI  following the same reason, the volume grows or shrinks with the power of 3 of the scale factor.
1. k=2
new area = k² × old area = 4 × 12 = 48 square units.
2. k=5
new area = k² × old area = 25 × 12 = 300 square units.
3. k=1
new area = k² × old area = 1 × 12 = 12 square units.
4. k=1/4
new area = k² × old area = 1/16 × 12 = 12/16 = 3/4 square units.
5. k=1.2
new area = k² × old area = (1.2)² × 12 = (12/10)² × 12 = (6/5)² × 12 = 36/25 × 12 or 1.44 × 12 = 432/25 = 17.28 square units.