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# A rectangular floor is covered by a rug except for a strip p

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16 Nov 2007, 12:16
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A rectangular floor is covered by a rug except for a strip p meters wide along each of the four edges. If the floor is m meters by n meters, what is the area of the rug, in square meters?

(A) mn – p (m + n)
(B) mn – 2p(m +n)
(C) mn – p2
(D) (m - p)(n - p)
(E) (m –2p)(n – 2p)

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16 Nov 2007, 13:20
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yogachgolf wrote:
A rectangular floor is covered by a rug except for a strip p meters wide along each of the four edges. If the floor is m meters by n meters, what is the area of the rug, in square meters?

(A) mn – p (m + n)
(B) mn – 2p(m +n)
(C) mn – p2
(D) (m - p)(n - p)
(E) (m –2p)(n – 2p)

(E) (m –2p)(n – 2p)
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17 Nov 2007, 02:02
yogachgolf wrote:
A rectangular floor is covered by a rug except for a strip p meters wide along each of the four edges. If the floor is m meters by n meters, what is the area of the rug, in square meters?

(A) mn – p (m + n)
(B) mn – 2p(m +n)
(C) mn – p2
(D) (m - p)(n - p)
(E) (m –2p)(n – 2p)

For sides of rug, subtract 2p from both m & n.
Ar of rug = (m-2p)(n-2p)
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