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# One more.. A farmer has a field that measures 1000 ft

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A farmer has a field that measures 1000 ft wide by 2000 ft long. There is an untillable strip 20 ft wide on the inside edge of the field, and a 30 ft wide untillable strip bisects the field into two squares (approximate). Approximately what percentage of the field is tillable?

A) 98%

B) 93%

C) 91%

D) 90%

E) 88%

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06 Sep 2004, 23:26
The two square area comes out to be 965 x 960.

So, % = (2 x 965 x 960) / (2000 x 1000 x 100)
~93%
06 Sep 2004, 23:26
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