what happens to a cube and square when they are quadrupled? Explain.....

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embizze | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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If by quadruple you mean multiply by 4, then the quadruple of a cube would be 4x^3 and teh quadruple of a square is 4x^2.


However, I believe you are asking what happens to a square or a cube when you quadruple a side length. For the square you would get (4x)^2=16x^2 (the area increases by a factor of 16). For the cube you get (4x)^3=64x^3 (the volume increases by a factor of 64).

The area increases by the square of the increase in the side length, while the volume increases by the cube of the increase of the side length.

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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To quadruple something means to multiply it by 4, therefore, if we want to quadruple a cube, we'll have to multiply it by 4.

Let the cube of a value be `x^3` .

We'll quadruple the cube and we'll get: 4`x^3`

The same we'll do if we want to quadruple the square. Let the square be `x^2` , therefore the quadruple of square is: 4`x^2` .

Therefore, the quadruple of the cube is 4`x^3` and the quadruple of the square is 4`x^2` .

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