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# If each edge of a cube is doubled,

(i) how many times will its surface area increase?

(ii) how many times will its volume increase?

**Solution:**

Let the initial edge of the cube be 'l' cm.

If each edge of the cube is doubled, then it becomes '2l' cm.

(i) Initial surface area = 6 l²

New surface area = 6(2l)² = 6 × 4 l² = 24 l²

Ratio = 6 l² : 24 l² = 1:4

Thus, the surface are increases by 4 times

(ii) Initial volume of the cube = l³

New volume = (2l)³ = 8 × l³

Ratio = l³: 8 l³= 1:8

Thus, the volume increases by 8 times

**☛ Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 11

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## If each edge of a cube is doubled, (i) how many times will its surface area increase? (ii) how many times will its volume increase?

Maths NCERT Solutions Class 8 Chapter 11 Exercise 11.4 Question 7

**Summary:**

If each edge of a cube is doubled, (i) the surface area increases by four times (ii) the volume of the cube increases by eight times.

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