# Q.2 . A 3 m wide path runs outside and around a rectangular park of length 125 m and breadth 65 m. Find the area of the path.

Answer :

Length of the park = 125 m
Breadth of the park = 65 m
Area of the park = l × b
= 125 m × 65 m = $$8125 m^2$$
Length of the park including path = 125 m + 3m + 3m = 131 m
Breadth of the park including path = 65m + 3m + 3m = 71m
Area of the park including path = 131 m × 71 m = $$9301 m^2$$
$$\therefore$$Area of the path$$= 9301 m^2 – 8125 m^2 = 1176 m^2$$
Hence, the required area =$$1176 m^2.$$