math gr.10

I have been stuck on this problem for the past 20 minutes. Please help!

A rectangular garden 30m by 40m has two paths of equal width crossing through as shwon. Find the width of each path if the total area covered by the paths s 325m^2.

() - represents garden
t - represents how paths cross

( t ) - the paths are like a lower case t. One goes straight p and down and the second goes across.

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  1. They are 5 meters wide a piece which would give you 350 m^2. You then take away 25 meters for where they cross.

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