The area of a square is 9 centimeters squared (cm^2) If the sides of the square are doubled in length, what is the new area, in centimeters squared, of the enlarged square?

A: 24 cm^2

B: 18 cm^2

C: 81 cm^2

D: 36 cm^2

The area of a square is 9 centimeters squared (cm^2) If the sides of the square are doubled in length, what is the new area, in centimeters squared, of the enlarged square?

A: 24 cm^2

B: 18 cm^2

C: 81 cm^2

D: 36 cm^2

I think the answer is B because 9 cm times 2 cm equal 18

Answer:The question says area of a square = 9 cm squared.

And they said if the sides are doubled in length what is the new length

so new length = 9 cm^2 × 9 cm^2

which should give you 81cm^2

therefore your answer should be = C