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A model of a rectangular patio at a landscaping business will be enlarged by a scale factor of 2 when it is installed in a customer’s back yard. The area of the new enlarged patio will be 160 square feet. Which is the area of the landscaper’s model?
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    if A = LW then the new area
    A' = (2L)(2W) = 4LW = 4A

    so, 4A = 160

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