Posted by **SALINA** on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 2:19pm.

a path #m wide surround a rectangular garden 15M wide and 18m long .what is the area of the path?

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**Damon**, Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 2:32pm
Add twice the width, w, of the path to the length, all it Length = 18+2w

Add twice the width of the path to the width, call it Breadth = 15+2w

calculate the area of the big rectangle (18+2w)(15+2w)

subtract the inside rectangle

(18+2w)(15+2w) - 18*15

= 66w+4w^2

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