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14. The figure above represents a square plot measuring x feet on a side. The plot consists of a rectangular garden, 48 square feet in area, surrounded by a walk that is 3 feet wide on two opposite sides and 2 feet wide on the other two sides. What is the value of x?

a. 8

b. 10

c. 12

d. 16

e. 18

16. In a certain country 55 percent of women are in the labor force and these women comprise 40% of the labor force. If the number of men in the labor force is 75 million, how many million women are in the labor force?

a. 50.00

b. 56.25

c. 68.75

d. 112.50

e. 125.00

No of men in labour force = 75m

Men compromise 60% of labour force

So number of women in labour force = 40/60*75m = 50m

Answer : A

You need to provide the figure for Q1

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