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**Kym****Member**- Registered: 2005-02-22
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At school today my daughter was asked to double the size of a shape by puting a x at the top or the square at the top then havin " make it to times biger bt counting alopng how many away it was from point x could you help me to xplain this to her because she does not get it ? thanks

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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A but of a mystery to me too , but perhaps it was something like "put a cross where the new center would be", or "put a cross where the furthest corner will be".

One of those case where an illustration might help.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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