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### Grade 7 - Mathematics9.45 Area of Rectangular Path - II

 Example: A path of 2 metres wide runs around and inside a rectangular plot of measurements 30 metres and 20 metres. Find the cost levelling the path at the rate of \$2 per square metre. Solution: Given that, the length = 30 metres, width = 20 metres, width of the path = 2 metres Since the path runs inside this, the measurements of the inner rectangle are, (l - 2w) and (b - 2w) i.e (30 - 2*2) and (20 - 2*2) i.e (30 - 4) and (20 - 4) i.e 26 and 16 The area of the given rectangle = l * b = 30 * 20 = 60 square metres. The area of the inner rectangle = (l - 2w)(b - 2w) = 26 * 16 = 416 square metres. So the area of the path = lb - (l - 2w)(b - 2w) = 600 - 416 = 184 square metres. The cost of levelling the path at the rate of \$2 per square metres. = \$ 2 * 184 = \$ 368. Directions: Read the above example carefully and answer the following questions: Draw a rectangular plot of side 11 centi-metres and 13 centimetres. Draw a path of width 3 centi-metres, around and outside the rectangular plot. Find the cost of leveling the path at the rate of \$3 per square metre. Use different colors to represent the path and the rectangular plot.
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