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The front of a 6-foot-by-8-foot rectangular door has brass

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The front of a 6-foot-by-8-foot rectangular door has brass rectangular trim, as indicated by the shading in the figure above. If the trim is uniformly 1 foot wide, what fraction of the door's front surface is covered by the trim?

(A) 13/48
(B) 5/12
(C) 1/2
(D) 7/12
(E) 5/8
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The front of a 6-foot-by-8-foot rectangular door has brass rectangular trim, as indicated by the shading in the figure above. If the trim is uniformly 1 foot wide, what fraction of the door's front surface is covered by the trim?

(A) 13/48
(B) 5/12
(C) 1/2
(D) 7/12
(E) 5/8

First let's find the area of unshaded region.

The two unshaded regions have a width of 4 feet: 6 feet minus 1 foot wide trim on each side.
The two unshaded regions have a height of 5 feet: 8 feet minus 1 foot at the top, 1 foot in the middle and 1 foot at the bottom.

Thus the area of the two unshaded regions is 4*5=20 square feet.

Therefore, the area of the trim is 6*8-20=28 square feet, which is 28/48=7/12 of the total area.

Answer: D.

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