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The shortest side of a polygon of area 196 sq. in. is 4 in. long. Find the area of a similar polygon whose shortest side is 8 in. long.

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The areas of similar polygons are proportional to the square of their corresponding sides
so x/196 = 8^2/4^2
x/196 = 64/16
x = 784 
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