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If the width of a rectangular plot is increased by one-fourth and the length is decreased by one-fifth, then the area will be increased by


A. 0%
B. 5%
C 10%
D. 12%
E. 15%

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If the width of a rectangular plot is increased by one-fourth and the length is decreased by one-fifth, then the area will be increased by


A. 0%
B. 5%
C 10%
D. 12%
E. 15%


Increases width=\(w(1+\frac{1}{4})=\frac{5}{4}w\)
Decreased length=\(l(1-\frac{1}{5})=\frac{4}{5}l\)

New Area=\(\frac{5}{4}w*\frac{4}{5}l\)=lw

Change in area=0%

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Let's test numbers here.

(1) Assuming the initial plot's length=10 and width=10, its area equals 10*10=100
(2) To increase the width by a fourth, we multiply 10*1.25 to yield a total of 12.5
(3) To decrease the length by a fifth, we multiply 10*0.8 to yield a total of 8
(4) We then calculate the area of the second plot, 12.5*8=100, which is the same as the initial plot!
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Bunuel wrote:
If the width of a rectangular plot is increased by one-fourth and the length is decreased by one-fifth, then the area will be increased by


A. 0%
B. 5%
C 10%
D. 12%
E. 15%


Let original Length be \(5\) and Breadth be \(4\) , So Area is \(20\)

Changed Dimension of the Rectangle are Length = \(4\) and Breadth = \(5\) , So Area = \(20\)

Since there is no change in area , the answer must be (A)

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