**A rectangle has an area or 48 in^2. Every dimension of the rectangle is multiplied by a scale factor, and the new rectangle has an area of 12 in^2. What was the scale factor?**

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**A rectangle has an area or 48 in^2. Every dimension of the rectangle is multiplied by a scale factor, and the new rectangle has an area of 12 in^2. What was the scale factor?**

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