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<math>\text{(A)}\ 10\% \qquad \text{(B)}\ 30\% \qquad \text{(C)}\ 70\% \qquad \text{(D)}\ 80\% \qquad \text{(E)}\ 100\% </math> | <math>\text{(A)}\ 10\% \qquad \text{(B)}\ 30\% \qquad \text{(C)}\ 70\% \qquad \text{(D)}\ 80\% \qquad \text{(E)}\ 100\% </math> | ||
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+ | If a rectangle had dimensions <math>10 \times 10</math> and area <math>100</math>, then its new dimensions would be <math>12 \times 15</math> and area <math>180</math>. The area is increased by <math>180-100=80</math> or <math>80/100 = \boxed{\text{(D)}\ 80\%}</math>. | ||
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+ | ==See Also== | ||
+ | {{AJHSME box|year=1993|num-b=20|num-a=22}} |
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Problem
If the length of a rectangle is increased by and its width is increased by , then the area is increased by
Solution
If a rectangle had dimensions and area , then its new dimensions would be and area . The area is increased by or .
See Also
1993 AJHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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