Math

posted by .

Please help with this math word problem:

Jamal has a 5X7 picture that he took on his summer vaction and he wants to use a photo copier to enlarge it to an 8X10 picture. To enlarge Jamal has to specify a percent between 50% and 200% on the copier. Explain 2 different ways Jamal can enlarge the picture to make it an 8X10.

Thank you so very much for helping.

  • Math -

    You want to increase the width from 5 to 8 which is an increase of 60%
    To prevent distortion, the length would have to be increased by that same percentage, so
    1.60(7) = 11.2
    BUT, we wanted it to be 10, so you will have to crop the picture.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    If i have a scale factor to enlarge a picture at 11/3, how would i get the scale to get from the big picture to the small picture?
  2. scale factors

    If i have a scale factor to enlarge a picture at 11/3, how would i get the scale to get from the big picture to the small picture?
  3. Math

    Today Jamal had a spelling test. There were 21 words on the test. Jamal spelled two-thirds of them correctly. How many words did Jamal spell correct?
  4. math

    Jamal has a 5" by 7" pictutre thathe took on hisn summer vacation and he wants to use a photo copier to enlarge it to fit in an 8"by 10" picture frame,to enlarge the picture jamal need to specify a percent between 50% and 200% on the …
  5. geometry

    A photographic negative 35mm long and 24mm wide is to be enlarge to make a picture 28.8 cm long.find the width of the picture?
  6. Math Word Problem

    Please help with this math word problem: Jamal has a 5X7 picture that he took on his summer vaction and he wants to use a photo copier to enlarge it to an 8X10 picture. To enlarge Jamal has to specify a percent between 50% and 200% …
  7. Math

    2. Wolfgang wants to enlarge a picture he developed. Which factor listed below would scale up (enlarge) his picture the most if he used it to multiply its current dimensions?
  8. math

    wolfgang wants to enlarge a picture he developed.wich factor listed below would scale up(enlarge) his picture the most if he used it to multiply its current dimension. a) 7/8 b)14/14 c)1 and 4/9 d)3/2
  9. Math

    Aurelia wants to enlarge a 4 by 6 photo so that it has a width of 15 use a ratio tabke to determine the new length of the photo
  10. math

    A scale drawing is made to enlarge a picture by using a scale factor of 3. The enlarged picture is 9 inches by 15 inches. What are the dimensions of the original picture?

More Similar Questions