# Thread: Area Problem

1. ## Area Problem

a rectangular plot of land, 12m by 10m hs a path of width 4m all around it, find the area of the path.

2. Have you at least tried drawing this out first?

3. I tried to solve it but not get answerd. Plz help me to get its proper answer.

4. Let me help you out:

"A rectangular plot of land, 12m by 10m hs a path of width 4m all around it, find the area of the path."

You can divide the added path into 4 sections:

The top and bottom, plus the 2 sides. It helps if you draw a picture.

You can say the top and bottom's area = $(12 + 4 + 4) * 4 * 2$

You can say that the 2 sides' area = $10*4 * 2$

Do you know what to do now?

5. can you send me its full solution ?

6. Originally Posted by winsome
can you send me its full solution ?
No we will not. We are not a homework service. You need to show that you have made some effort to attempt this problem and show exactly where you are stuck.

7. Dear Winsome,

Take a look at pictures on your walls.Sketch a similar picture but insert the inside picture dimensions to 12x10 and then calculate the outside dimensions of the picture frame. You take it from there.

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