The length and width of a rectangular plot are 30 metres and 20 metres respectively. Two rectangular paths each 5 metres wide run inside the plot, one parallel to the length of the plot and the other parallel to its width. Find the total area occupied by the paths.
The area of the path KLMN = 30 * 5 = 150 square metres.
The area of the path PQRS = 20 * 5 = 100 square metres.
The area of the path EFGH,
which is common to these two paths = 5 * 5 = 25 square metres.
The total area occupied by the paths = (The area of the rectangle KLMN) + (The area of the rectangle PQRS) - (The area of the square EFGH)
So the required are = 150 + 100 - 25
= 225 square metres.
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