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The following diagram gives the effects of changing dimensions proportionally on the area, perimeter, and volume of figures. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions.

**Effects of Changing Dimensions Proportionally**

**Effects of Changing One Dimension**

Examples:

- Describe the effect of the change on the area when the height of a parallelogram is doubled.
- Describe the effect of the change on the area when the base length of a triangle is halved.

**Effects of Changing Dimensions Proportionally**

Examples:

- Describe the effect of the change on the perimeter and area when the base and height of a rectangle with base 8 m and height 3 m are both multiplied by 5.
- Describe the effect of the change on the circumference and area of a circle when the radius is multiplied by 1/3.

**Effects of Changing Area**

Examples:

- A square has side length 5 cm. If the area is tripled, what happens to the side length?
- A circle has a radius of 6 in. If the area is doubled, what happens to the circumference?

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