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# Two rectangles have the same breadth and the difference

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Two rectangles have the same breadth and the difference between their perimeters is 56m. If the difference between their areas is 336m^2, find the breadth of the rectangles.

A. 18
B. 10
C. 24
D. 12

Source: Mathematics by L.Harwood Clarke ( page: 168, No.11)
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01 May 2012, 01:44
Let the common breadth be 'b'
and lengths be x and y
Diff. of perimeters = 2(x+b) - 2(y+b) = 2(x-y) = 56
=> x-y = 28
Diff. of areas = bx - by = b(x-y) = 336
=> b = 336/28 = 12
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