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If each side of a cube is doubled, its surface area
(a) is doubled
(b) becomes 4 times
(c) becomes 6 times
(d) becomes 8 times
(b) becomes 4 times.
Let the side of the cube be a units.
Surface area = 6a2 sq units
Now, new side = 2a units
New surface area = 6(2a2 ) sq units = 24a2 sq units.
Thus, the surface area becomes 4 times the original area.