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## Area Questions

1. The ratio between the perimeter and the breadth of a rectangle is 5 : 1. If the area of the rectangle is 216 sq. cm, what is the length of the rectangle?

Correct Ans:18cm
Explanation:

2. A tank is 25 m long, 12 m wide and 6 m deep. The cost of plastering its walls and bottom at 75 paise per sq. m, is

Correct Ans:558
Explanation:
Area to be plastered = [2(l + b) x h] + (l x b)
= {[2(25 + 12) x 6] + (25 x 12)} m2
= (444 + 300) m2
= 744 m2.
Cost of plastering = Rs.(744 x75/100) = Rs. 558.

3. A rectangular field is to be fenced on three sides leaving a side of 20 feet uncovered. If the area of the field is 680 sq. feet, how many feet of fencing will be required?

Correct Ans:88
Explanation:
We have: l = 20 ft and lb = 680 sq. ft.

So, b = 34 ft.

Length of fencing = (l + 2b) = (20 + 68) ft = 88 ft.

4. What is the least number of squares tiles required to pave the floor of a room 15 m 17 cm long and 9 m 2 cm broad?

Correct Ans:814
Explanation:
Length of largest tile = H.C.F. of 1517 cm and 902 cm = 41 cm.

Area of each tile = (41 x 41) cm2.

Required number of tiles =(1517 x 902/41 x 41)= 814.

5. The diagonal of a rectangle is 41 cm and its area is 20 sq. cm. The perimeter of the rectangle must be:

Correct Ans:18cm
Explanation:
l2 + b2 = 41.

Also, lb = 20.

(l + b)2 = (l2 + b2) + 2lb = 41 + 40 = 81

(l + b) = 9.

Perimeter = 2(l + b) = 18 cm.

6. The difference between the length and breadth of a rectangle is 23 m. If its perimeter is 206 m, then its area is

Correct Ans:2520m2
Explanation:
We have: (l - b) = 23 and 2(l + b) = 206 or (l + b) = 103.

Solving the two equations, we get: l = 63 and b = 40.

Area = (l x b) = (63 x 40) m2 = 2520 m2.

7. The length of a rectangular plot is 20 metres more than its breadth. If the cost of fencing the plot @ 26.50 per metre is Rs. 5300, what is the length of the plot in metres?

Correct Ans:
Explanation:

Then, length = (x + 20) metres.

Perimeter = 5300 m = 200 m.
26.50
2[(x + 20) + x] = 200

2x + 20 = 100

2x = 80

x = 40.

Hence, length = x + 20 = 60 m.

8. A rectangular field has to be fenced on three sides leaving a side of 20 feet uncovered. If the area of the field is 680 sq. feet, how many feet of fencing will be required?

Correct Ans:88
Explanation:
Given that area of the field = 680 sq. feet
=> lb = 680 sq. feet

Length(l) = 20 feet

=> 20 × b = 680
b=68020=34 feet

Required length of the fencing = l + 2b = 20 + (2 × 34) = 88 feet

9. The length of a rectangular plot is 20 metres more than its breadth. If the cost of fencing the plot @ Rs. 26.50 per metre is Rs. 5300, what is the length of the plot in metres?

Correct Ans:60m
Explanation:
Length of the plot is 20 metres more than its breadth.
Hence, let's take the length as l metres and breadth as (l - 20) metres

Length of the fence = perimeter = 2(length + breadth)= 2[ l + (l - 20) ] = 2(2l - 20) metres
Cost per meter = Rs. 26.50
Total cost = 2(2l - 20) × 26.50

Total cost is given as Rs. 5300
=> 2(2l - 20) × 26.50 = 5300
=> (2l - 20) × 26.50 = 2650
=> (l - 10) × 26.50 = 1325
=> (l - 10) = 1325/26.50 = 50
=> l = 50 + 10 = 60 metres

10.  A rectangular plot measuring 90 metres by 50 metres needs to be enclosed by wire fencing such that poles of the fence will be kept 5 metres apart. How many poles will be needed?

Correct Ans:56
Explanation:
Perimeter of a rectangle = 2(l + b)
Length of the wire fencing = perimeter = 2(90 + 50) = 280 metres

Two poles will be kept 5 metres apart. Also remember that the poles will be placed
along the perimeter of the rectangular plot, not in a single straight line which is
very important.

Hence number of poles required = 280⁄5 = 56

11. The length of a room is 5.5 m and width is 3.75 m. What is the cost of paying the floor by slabs at the rate of Rs. 800 per sq. metre.

Correct Ans:16500
Explanation:
Area = 5.5 × 3.75 sq. metre.
Cost for 1 sq. metre. = Rs. 800

Hence total cost = 5.5 × 3.75 × 800 = 5.5 × 3000 = Rs. 16500

12. The area of a rectangle plot is 460 square metres. If the length is 15% more than the breadth, what is the breadth of the plot?

Correct Ans:20 m
Explanation:
lb = 460 m2 ------(Equation 1)

Then length, l = b×(100+15)100=115b100------(Equation 2)

From Equation 1 and Equation 2,

115b100×b=460b2=46000115=400⇒b=400−−−√=20 m

13. A rectangular parking space is marked out by painting three of its sides. If the length of the unpainted side is 9 feet, and the sum of the lengths of the painted sides is 37 feet, find out the area of the parking space in square feet?

Correct Ans:126 sq.ft
Explanation:
Let l = 9 ft.

Then l + 2b = 37
=> 2b = 37 - l = 37 - 9 = 28
=> b = 28/2 = 14 ft.

Area = lb = 9 × 14 = 126 sq. ft.

14. An error 2% in excess is made while measuring the side of a square. What is the percentage of error in the calculated area of the square?

Correct Ans:4.04%
Explanation:
Error = 2% while measuring the side of a square.

Let the correct value of the side of the square = 100
Then the measured value = 100×(100+2)100=102 (∵ error 2% in excess)

Correct Value of the area of the square = 100 × 100 = 10000

Calculated Value of the area of the square = 102 × 102 = 10404

Error = 10404 - 10000 = 404

Percentage Error = ErrorActual Value×100=40410000×100=4.04%

15. A tank is 25 m long, 12 m wide and 6 m deep. The cost of plastering its walls and bottom at 75 paise per sq. m, is

Correct Ans:rs.558
Explanation:
Area to be plastered = [2(l + b) x h] + (l x b)
= {[2(25 + 12) x 6] + (25 x 12)} m2
= (444 + 300) m2
= 744 m2.
Cost of plastering = Rs. 744 x75 = Rs. 558.
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