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??

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**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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