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A flat patio was built alongside a house as shown in the figure above. If all angles shown are right angles, what is the area of the patio in square feet?

(A) 800
(B) 875
(C) 1,000
(D) 1,100
(E) 1,125

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A flat patio was built alongside a house as shown in the figure above. If all angles shown are right angles, what is the area of the patio in square feet?

(A) 800
(B) 875
(C) 1,000
(D) 1,100
(E) 1,125

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CHeck teh explanation in figure where the area of Patio has been divided into two rectangles
one of Dimension 35X20
Other of Dimension 15X20

Answer: option C
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Area of Patio = area of uncovered part of rectangle
= 40x35 - 20x20= 1000 square feet
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A flat patio was built alongside a house as shown in the figure above. If all angles shown are right angles, what is the area of the patio in square feet?
(A) 800
(B) 875
(C) 1,000
(D) 1,100
(E) 1,125



Let the width of the overlapped rectangle be x feet and the length be y feet.
Then x= 40-20= 20 feet, y= 35-15 = 20 feet.
So the area of the overlapped rectangle is 400= 20 * 20 square feet.
The area of patio is, therefore, 40*35 – 400 = 1400-400 = 1000 square feet.
The answer is (C).
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A flat patio was built alongside a house as shown in the figure above. If all angles shown are right angles, what is the area of the patio in square feet?

(A) 800
(B) 875
(C) 1,000
(D) 1,100
(E) 1,125

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Total area of patio, 40*35=1400
Overlap part:
40-20=20
35-15=20
So, 20*20=400
So, the area of patio after removing house part=1400-400=1100.
So, the correct answer is D
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Area of Patio = area of uncovered part of rectangle
= 40x35 - 20x20= 1000
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Bunuel wrote:
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A flat patio was built alongside a house as shown in the figure above. If all angles shown are right angles, what is the area of the patio in square feet?

(A) 800
(B) 875
(C) 1,000
(D) 1,100
(E) 1,125

Kudos for a correct solution.

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CHeck teh explanation in figure where the area of Patio has been divided into two rectangles
one of Dimension 35X20
Other of Dimension 15X20

Answer: option C


As mentioned Patio is a square , Area of a square is S^2
All sides should be same as Square
Then how can we multiply Individual Areas 20x15 and 20x35??
Pls explain. Thanks
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Area of Patio = area of uncovered part of rectangle
= 40x35 - 20x20 = 1000
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Bunuel wrote:
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A flat patio was built alongside a house as shown in the figure above. If all angles shown are right angles, what is the area of the patio in square feet?

(A) 800
(B) 875
(C) 1,000
(D) 1,100
(E) 1,125

Kudos for a correct solution.

Attachment:
2015-10-15_0834.png



CHeck teh explanation in figure where the area of Patio has been divided into two rectangles
one of Dimension 35X20
Other of Dimension 15X20

Answer: option C


As mentioned Patio is a square , Area of a square is S^2
All sides should be same as Square
Then how can we multiply Individual Areas 20x15 and 20x35??
Pls explain. Thanks


Hey,

It is nowhere mentioned in the question that the Patio is a square.

I guess you must have got confused with the following line - "what is the area of the patio in square feet?"

This simply means that we need to find the area of the patio and the unit of the area is \((feet)^2\) and that will happen only when we express each of the sides of the patio in term of feet and not some other measurement like meters, centimeters etc. :)


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patio has dimension 40*35
therefore area=1400
why the overlapped area has to subtracted from it?
even though the question asks what is area of patio
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Bunuel wrote:
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A flat patio was built alongside a house as shown in the figure above. If all angles shown are right angles, what is the area of the patio in square feet?

(A) 800
(B) 875
(C) 1,000
(D) 1,100
(E) 1,125

Kudos for a correct solution.

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Area of the patio (including the part overlapped by the house) = L*W = 35*40 = 1400

Now, the area (square) of the overlapped part = side*side = 20*20 = 400

Area of the patio = 1400-400 = 1000

Answer is option C.
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