# A regular hexagon is dilated by a scale factor of frac{4}{3} to create a new hexagon. How does the perimeter of the new hexagon compare with the original perimeter?

A regular hexagon is dilated by a scale factor of $\frac{4}{3}$ to create a new hexagon. How does the perimeter of the new hexagon compare with the original perimeter?

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Nathaniel Kramer
When a figure is dilated by a scale factor of a/b, then the new perimeter is a/b of the original perimeter and the new area is $\frac{{a}^{2}}{{b}^{2}}$ of the original area.
Therefore, if the hexagon is dilated by a scale factor of $\frac{4}{3}$, then the new perimeter is $\frac{4}{3}$ of the original perimeter.