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Suppose a curve is given by $\mathbf{r}(t)=\langle f(t), g(t)\rangle,$ where $f^{\prime}$ and $g^{\prime}$ are continuous, for $a \leq t \leq b .$ Assume the curve is traversed once, for $a \leq t \leq b$ and the length of the curve between $(f(a), g(a))$ and $(f(b), g(b))$ is $L$. Prove that for any nonzero constant $c$ the length of the curve defined by $\mathbf{r}(t)=\langle c f(t), c g(t)\rangle,$ for $a \leq t \leq b,$ is $|c| L$

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