# SOLUTION: Jill is painting a cut-out of Santa for a Christmas display. She decided to first paint the entire cut-out with white paint. She had to use all of a 6 ounce jar of white paint t

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 Question 292420: Jill is painting a cut-out of Santa for a Christmas display. She decided to first paint the entire cut-out with white paint. She had to use all of a 6 ounce jar of white paint to do this. Her boss told her that she should make a new Santa that is twice as large as the first one. How much white paint will she need? I think the answer here is obvious. She would need double the paint to finish a Santa that is twice the size as the original. The problem I am having is setting up an algebraic equation for this problem.Answer by richwmiller(10281)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Actually she would need 4 times the paint. let's say Santa was 2 in by 6 in that would be an area of 12 sq in. If we double the dimensions, we would have 4 by 12 which is 48 sq in If we only double the height he would be stretched. a=x*y n=2x*2y=4*xy 4*xy=4*a