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 =\( 1176 m^2. \)

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