# SOLUTION: If both the length and width of a rectangle are made 4 times longer, how many times the area of the original figure is the area of the new figure?

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 Question 460071: If both the length and width of a rectangle are made 4 times longer, how many times the area of the original figure is the area of the new figure?Answer by Alan3354(34674)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!4 times longer = 5 times as long --> 25 times the area -------------------------- 4 times longer = 5 times as long If 1 times longer = 2 times as long, then 4 times longer = 5 times as long right? If 4 times longer = 4 times as long, then 1 times longer = the same length, so it wouldn't be called longer. ----------- 4 times longer is often used when the person means 4 times as long. That's not correct. Don't even mention "10 times slower."