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Each dimension of a rectangular prism is tripled. How does the surface area of the new rectangular prism compare to the original surface area? A. The new surface area is 12 times as great. B. The new surface area is 9 times as great. C. The new surface area is 6 times as great. D. The new surface area is 3 times as great.

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1 of 2$\text{\color{#c34632}If dimensions of a solid are made $n$ times, the Surface Area of the solid will become $n^2$ times}$

If each dimension of a rectangular prism is made 3 times, Its Surface area will become $3^2 = 9$ times

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