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If each side of a triangle is doubled, the find percentage increase in its area.

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The area of a triangle having sides a, b, c and s as semi-perimeter is given by,

Where,

We take the sides of a new triangle as 2a, 2b, 2c that is twice the sides of previous one

Now, the area of a triangle having sides 2a, 2b, and 2c and as semi-perimeter is given by,

Where,

Now,

Therefore, increase in the area of the triangle

Percentage increase in area


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