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Scaling a logo 2008-10-20
From Carl:
Hello! I hope that you can help me out here. I've been trying to figure this out for awhile now and can't come up with the answer logically. I am a graphic designer by trade and need to figure out how large my client's logo should be. The logo will need to be sized proportionally with the surface area of the page. The logo will always be sized at 1.2938(w) x .75(h) on a letter size page (8.5 x 11).
My question is...
When you increase the size of the page (not always proportionally sized - dimensionally) how do figure out the NEW size of the logo. I could have a page 20" x 40" or 30' x 4'... or ANY size really. I believe I have the new surface area of the logo but can't find the new dimensions.

Answered by Harley Weston.
x = y^2 and x = -4 y^2 2007-09-11
From Jil:
My question is when dealing with parabolas, x=y^2, so that they are sifted on their side you could say, what will happen to the graph if you change it to x=-4y^2. I understand that the - flips the graph in the other direction but can you simply just plug in numbers and increase the stretch of the y?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Finding the area of a lot without knowing the angles 2007-06-05
From Cristin:
I have a land-locked piece of land. I need to know the square footage in order to determine the acreage. My deed only gives the lengths of its five sides.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Volumes of cones and cylinders 2007-05-29
From George:
1. The volume of a cylinder is 1353cm3
A) What is the volume of a cone with the same radius as the cylinder but double the hieght of cylinder?
B) What is the volume of a cone with the same height as the cylinder but with three times its radius?

Answered by Steve La Rocque and Walter Whiteley.
y = 1/4(x+3)^2-4 2007-03-17
From Irene:
How the graph of a parabola f(x)=1/4(x+3)squared-4 can be obtained from the graph of y=xsquared, using Translations and Scalings.
Answered by Penny Nom.
I have to design a lettering on corrugated plate 2006-11-29
From Tim:
For a client of mine I have to design a lettering on corrugated plate. The lettering has to appear "normal" when viewed from the front (100%) I am so far now to consider the shape of the plate to be two halves of an oval/ellipse. What I would like to know is a way to calculate the percentage in which I have to "stretch" my design in order to let it appear "normal".
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
Resizing a polygon 2005-11-26
From Anthony:
I am currently working on a mapping program in which polygons, rectangles, circles, etc... are rotated, moved, and resized. Recently, I used the rotation conversion formula to rotate the items n degrees/radians by using the point and the center point of the shape. Currently, I am working on resizing the shape (length and/or width) while still trying to maintain the integrity of the shape. I basically want to decrease or increase the y value by 1 in order to resize the length and I want to decrease or increase the x value by 1 in order to resize the width. The corresponding x and y values either increase by 1, stay the same, or decrease by 1. Is it possible to use just the point and center of the shape in order to calculate this resizing? What can I use to accomplish this task?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Doubling the size of an object 2003-04-01
From Dave:
If I have a known surface area and volume of an unknown object and I want to double the size of the object, how do I find the new area and volume?
Answered by Walter Whiteley.



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