Posted by Mary  Help plz on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 1:07pm.
A box company produces two sizes of pizza boxes. The smaller box has a surface area of 260 square inches. The larger box has a length, width, and height that are twice those of the smaller box. What is the surface area of the larger box?
Choices are:
A. 520 square inches
B. 1,040 square inches
C. 1,560 square inches
D. It cannot be determined from the information given.
Is the answer D ??? Don't I need more information to solve this problem??

Math  MathMate, Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 8:08am
The surface area of two similar figures or solids is proportional to the square of the ratio of linear dimensions.
From
"The larger box has a length, width, and height that are twice those of the smaller box"
we conclude that the ratio of linear dimensions is 2.
2²=4.
What is 4*260?
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