Posted by **J.B.** on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 10:02am.

there is a path 7 meter wide outside around the square playground of side 60 meter each. find the area of the path...........?

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**Anonymous**, Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 1:38pm
area = length * width

area of playground + area of path = total area

area of path = total area - area of playground

The path has the same dimensions on each side because it surrounds a square. Thus, 7 meters is added onto each side of the square playground, and the total of each side becomes 67m.

Find the total area:

67m * 67m = 4489m^{2}

Area of the square playground:

60m * 60m = 3600m^{2}

4489m^{2} - 3600^{2} = 889m^{2}

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