# Calculating New Side Lengths After a Dilation

## What are the new side lengths when parallelograms are dilated by different scale factors?

**Final answer:**When a parallelogram is dilated by a scale factor, all of its side lengths are multiplied by that scale factor. For the first parallelogram with side lengths 5in by 6in and a scale factor of 4, the new side lengths would be 20in and 24in. For the second parallelogram with side lengths 4in by 10in and a scale factor of 1/4, the new side lengths would be 1in and 2.5in.

## Explanation:

**When a parallelogram is dilated by a scale factor, all of its side lengths are multiplied by that scale factor.** For the first parallelogram with side lengths 5in by 6in and a scale factor of 4, the new side lengths would be 5in x 4 = 20in and 6in x 4 = 24in. For the second parallelogram with side lengths 4in by 10in and a scale factor of 1/4, the new side lengths would be 4in x 1/4 = 1in and 10in x 1/4 = 2.5in.