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# A painter has a white rectangular canvas that measures 1000 inches wid

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A painter has a white rectangular canvas that measures 1000 inches wide by 2000 inches long. She paints a 20 inch wide red strip on the inside edges of the canvas and then paints a 30 inch wide red strip that bisects the canvas into two squares (approximate). Approximately what percentage of the canvas would be white?

A. 98%

B. 93%

C. 90%

D. 89%

E. 47%

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18 Sep 2018, 19:38
The painting on inner edges will form an inner rectangle, which is white in color, of dimensions 960*1960. the 30 inch paint strip in the middle will further reduce the white rectangle's dimensions to 960*1930. Dividing this by original carpet area 1000*2000 gives approx 93%
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