## RD Sharma Solutions Class 7 Chapter 20 Exercise 20.2

#### Exercise 20.2

**Q1: A rectangular grassy lawn measuring 40 m by 25 m is to be surrounded externally by a path which is 2 m wide. Calculate the cost of leveling the path at the rate of Rs 8.25 per square metre. **

**Â Solution:**Â Let PQRS be the rectangular grassy lawn which has l = 40 m and b = 25 m.

Area of lawn PQRS = 40 m x 25 m = 1000 m^{2}

Let WXYZ be the external boundaries of the path.

So, Length WX = (40 + 2 + 2 ) m = 44 m

Breadth YZ = ( 25 + 2 + 2 ) m = 29 m

Area of WXYZ = 44 m x 29 m = 1276 m^{2}

Now, Area of the path = Area of WXYZ – Area of the lawn PQRS

= 1276 m^{2} – 1000 m^{2} = 276 m^{2}

Rate of leveling the path = Rs. 8.25 per m^{2}

Cost of leveling the path = Rs.( 8.25 x 276) = Rs. 2277

**Q2: One metre wide path is built inside a square park of side 30 m along its sides. The remaining part of the park is covered by grass. If the total cost of covering by grass is Rs 1176, find the rate per square metre at which the park is covered by the grass. **

**Solution:Â **Let the side of square park (s) = 30 m

Area of the square garden including the path = s^{2}= (30)^{2} = 900 m^{2}

From the figure, the side of the side of the square garden without including path = 28 m

Area of the square garden not including the path = (28)Â² = 784 m^{2}

Total cost of covering the park with grass = Area of the park covering with green grass x Rate per square metre

1176 = 784 x Rate per square metre

Rate per square metre at which the park is covered with grass = Rs. (1176 Ã· 784 ) = Rs. 1.50

**Q3: Through a rectangular field of sides 90 m x 60 m, two roads are constructed which are parallel to the sides and cut each other at right angles through the centre of the field. If the width of the roads is 3 m, find the total area covered by the two roads. **

**Solution: **Let us consider the rectangular sheet

l = 90 m, b= 60 m

Area of the rectangular field = 90 m x 60 m = 5400 m^{2}

Width of the road = 3 m

Considering the rectangle road PQRS

l = 90 m, b = 3 m

Area of the road PQRS = 90 m x 3 m = 270 m^{2}

Considering the rectangle road ABCD

l = 60 m, b = 3 m

Area of the road ABCD = 60 m x 3 m = 180 m^{2}

*Finding the area covered by the two roads*

Clearly, area of KLMN is common to the two roads.

Thus, area of KLMN = 3 m x 3 m = 9 m^{2}

Hence, Area of the roads = Area (PQRS) + Area (ABCD) – Area (KLMN)

= 270 + 180Â – 9 = 441 m^{2}

**Q4: From a rectangular sheet of tin, of size 100 cm by 80 cm, are cut four squares of side 10 cm from each corner. Find the area of the remaining sheet.**

**Solution:Â **Let us consider the rectangular sheet of tin

l = 100 cm, bÂ = 80 cm

Area of the rectangular sheet of tin = 100 cm x 80 cm = 8000 cm^{2}

Side of the square at the corner of the sheet = 10 cm

Area of one square at the corner of the sheet = (10 cm)^{2} = 100 cm^{2}

Area of 4 squares which are cut from the sheet = 4 x 100 cm^{2} = 400 cm^{2}

Hence, Area of the remaining sheet of tin = Area of the rectangular sheet – Area of the 4 squares

Area of the remaining sheet of tin = (8000 – 400) cm^{2} = 7600 cm^{2}

**Q 5: Â A painting 8 cm long and 5 cm wide is painted on a cardboard such that there is a margin of 1.5 cm along each of its sides. Find the total area of the margin. **

**Solution:Â **Let us consider the cardboard

l = 8 cm and b = 5 cm

Area of the cardboard including the margin = 8 cm x 5 cm = 40 cm^{2}

From the figure, it can be observed that,

New length of the painting when the margin is not included = 8 cm – (1.5 cm + 1.5 cm)

= 8 – 3

= 5 cm

New breadth of the painting when the margin is not included = 5 cm – (1.5 cm + 1.5 cm)

= 5 – 3

= 2 cm

Area of the painting (not including the margin) = 5 cm x 2 cm = 10 cm^{2}

Hence, Area of the margin = Area of the cardboard including the margin – Area of the painting

= 40 – 10

= 30 cm^{2}

**Q6: Rakesh has a rectangular field of length 80 m and breadth 60 m. In it, he wants to make a garden 10 m long and 4 m broad at one of the corners and at another corner, he wants to grow flowers in two floor-beds each of size 4 m by 1.5 m. In the remaining part of the field, he wants to apply manures. Find the cost of applying the manures at the rate of Rs 300 per area. **

**Â Solution:Â **Let us consider the rectangular field

l = 80 m, b = 60 m

Area of the rectangular field = 80 m x 60 = 4800 m^{2}

From the figure, we can easily find out the

Area of the garden = 10 m x 4 m = 40 m^{2}

Area of one flower bed = 4 m x 1.5 m = 6 m^{2}

Thus, Area of two flower beds = 2 x 6 m^{2} = 12 m^{2}

Remaining area of the field for applying manure = Area of the rectangular field – (Area of the garden + Area of the two flower beds)

Remaining area of the field for applying manure = 4800 m^{2} – (40 + 12) m^{2}

= (4800 – 52 ) m^{2} = 4748 m^{2} =Â 47.48 areÂ [Since 100 m^{2} = 1 are]

So, cost of applying manure at the rate of Rs. 300 per are will be Rs. (300 x 47.48) = Rs. 14244

**Q7: Each side of a square flower bed is 2 m 80 cm long. It is extended by digging a strip 30 cm wide all around it. Find the area of the enlarged flower bed and also the increase in the area of the flower bed. **

**Solution: **It is given that side of the flower bed = 2 m 80 cm

= 2.80 m [since 100 cm = 1 m ]

Area of the square flower bed = (Side)^{2} = (2.80 m )^{2} = 7.84 m^{2}

Side of the digging strip = 30 cm

= 0.3 mÂ [since 100 cm = 1 m ]

As we can see in the figure;

Side of the flower bed with the digging strip = 2.80 m + 0.3 m + 0.3 m

= 3.4 m

Area of the enlarged flower bed with the digging strip = (Side)^{2} = (3.4)^{2} = 11.56 m^{2}

Thus, Increase in the area of the flower bed = 11.56 m^{2} – 7.84 m^{2} = 3.72 m^{2}

**Q8: A room 5 m long and 4 m wide is surrounded by a verandah. If the verandah occupies an area of 22 m ^{2}, find the width of the varandah. **

**Solution:Â **Let us consider the rectangular room

AB = 5 m and BC = 4 m

Area of the room = 5 m x 4 m = 20 m^{2}

*Considering the verandah*

Let the width of the verandah be w meter.

Length of the verandah, PQ = (5 + w + w) = (5 + 2w) m

Breadth of the verandah, QR = ( 4 + w + w) = (4 + 2w) m

Area of verandah PQRS = (5 + 2w) x (4 + 2w) = (4w^{2} + 18w + 20 ) m^{2}

Area of verandah = Area of PQRS – Area of ABCD

=> 22 = 4w^{2} + 18w + 20 – 20

22 = 4w^{2} + 18w

11 = 2w^{2} + 9w

2w^{2} + 9w – 11 = 0

2w^{2} + 11w – 2w – 11 =0

w(2w+11)-1(2w+11)=0

(w – 1)(2w+11)= 0

When w – 1 = 0, w = 1

When 2w + 11 = 0, w = -11/2

The width cannot be a negative value. So, width of the verandah = w = 1 m.

**Q9: A square lawn has a 2 m wide path surrounding it. If the area of the path is 136 m ^{2} , find the area of the lawn. **

**Solution:Â **Let ABCD be the square lawn and PQRS be the outer boundary of the square path.

Let side of the lawn AB be s meter.

Length PQ = (s + 2 + 2) = (s + 4) m

Area of PQRS = (s + 4)^{2} = (s^{2} + 8s + 16) m^{2}

Now, Area of the path = Area of PQRS – Area of the square lawn

136 = s^{2} + 8s + 16 â€“ s^{2}

136 = 8s + 16

136 – 16 = 8s

120 = 8s

x = 120/8 = 15

Side of the lawn = 15 m

Hence, Area of the lawn = (Side)^{2} = (15 m)^{2} = 225 m^{2}

**Q 10: A poster of size 10 cm by 8 cm is pasted on a sheet of cardboard such that there is a margin of width 1.75 cm along each side of the poster. Find (i) the total area of the margin (ii) the cost of the cardboard used at the rate of Re 0.60 per c m ^{2} . **

**Solution: **Let us consider the poster

Length of poster = 10 cm and breadth of poster = 8 cm

Area of the poster = Length x Breadth = 10 cm x 8 cm = 80 cm^{2}

*Considering the cardboard*

From the figure, we can see that

Length of the cardboard when the margin is included = 10 cm + 1.75 cm + 1.75 cm = 13.5 cm

Breadth of the cardboard when the margin is included = 8 cm + 1.75 cm + 1.75 cm = 11.5 cm

Area of the cardboard = Length x Breadth = 13.5 cm x 11.5 cm = 155.25 c m^{2}

Hence,

(i) Area of the margin = Area of cardboard including the margin – Area of the poster

= 155.25 cm^{2} – 80 cm^{2}

= 75.25 cm^{2}

(ii) Cost of the cardboard = Area of cardboard x Rate of the cardboard Rs 0.60 per cm^{2}

= Rs. (155.25 x 0.60)

= Rs. 93.15

**Q11: A rectangular field is 50 m by 40 m. It has two roads through its centre, running parallel to its sides. The widths of the longer and shorter roads are 1.8 m and 2.5 m respectively. Find the area of the roads and the area of the remaining portion of the field. **

**Solution:Â **

Let ABCD be the rectangular field. The PQRS and KLMN are two rectangular roads with width 1.8 m and 2.5 m, respectively.

*Let us consider the rectangle ABCD*

Length = 50 cm and breadth = 40 m

Area of the rectangular field ABCD = 50 m x 40 m = 2000 m^{2}

*Considering the road KLMN*

l = 40 m, b = 2.5 m

Area of the road KLMN = 40 m x 2.5 m = 100 m^{2}

Considering the road PQRS

l = 50 m, b = 1.8 m

Area of the road PQRS = 50 m x 1.8 m = 90 m^{2}

*Finding the area of the road*

Clearly area of EFGH is common to the two roads.

Thus, Area of EFGH = 2.5 m x 1.8 m = 4.5 m^{2}

Hence, Area of the roads = Area (KLMN) + Area (PQRS) – Area (EFGH)

= (100 m^{2} + 90 m^{2}) – 4.5 m^{2}

= 185.5 m^{2}

*Finding area of the remaining portion of the field*

Area of the remaining portion of the field = Area of the rectangular field ABCD – Area of the roads

= (2000 – 185.5) m^{2}

= 1814.5 m^{2}

**Q12: There is a rectangular field of size 94 m x 32 m. Three roads each of 2 m width pass through the field such that two roads are parallel to the breadth of the field and the third is parallel to the length. Calculate: (i) area of the field covered by the three roads (ii) area of the field not covered by the roads. **

**Solution:Â **Let ABCD be the rectangular field.

Here, Two roads which are parallel to the breadth of the field are KLMN and EFGH with width 2 m each. One road which is parallel to the length of the field PQRS with width 2 m.

*Considering the rectangle ABCD*

Length = 94 m and breadth = 32 m

Area of the rectangular field = Length x Breadth = 94 m x 32 m = 3008 m^{2}

*Considering the rectangle KLMN*

l = 32 m and b = 2 m

Area of the road KLMN = 32 m x 2 m = 64 m^{2}

*Considering the rectangle EFGH*

l = 32 m and b = 2 m

Area of the road EFGH = 32 m x 2 m = 64 m^{2}

*Considering the rectangle PQRS*

l = 94 m and b = 2 m

Area of the road PQRS = 94 m x 2 m = 188 m^{2}

Clearly area of TUVI and WXYZ is common to these three roads.

Thus, Area of TUVI = 2 m x 2 m = 4 m^{2}

Area of WXYZ = 2 m x 2 m = 4 m^{2}

Hence,

(i) Area of the field covered by the three roads = Area (KLMN) + Area (EFGH) + Area (PQRS) – {Area (TUVI) + Area (WXYZ)}

= [ 64+ 64 + 188 – (4 + 4 )] m^{2}

= 316 m^{2} – 8 m^{2}

= 308 m^{2}

(ii) Area of the field not covered by the roads = Area of the rectangular field ABCD – Area of the field covered by the three roads

= 3008 m^{2} – 308 m^{2}

= 2700 m^{2}

**Q13: A school has a hall which is 22 m long and 15.5 m broad. A carpet is laid inside the hall leaving all around a margin of 75 cm from the walls. Find the area of the carpet and the area of the strip left uncovered. If the width of the carpet is 82 cm, find the cost at the rate of Rs 18 per metre. **

**Solution: **Let PQRS be the school hall and ABCE is the carpet laid inside the hall.

*Considering the school hall, PQRS*

l = 22 m and b = 15.5 m

Area of the school hall = 22 m x 15.5 m = 341 m^{2}

*Considering the carpet, ABCD*

AB = 22 m – ( 0.75 m + 0.75 m) = 20.5 m [ Since 100 cm = 1 m]

BC = 15.5 m – ( 0.75 m + 0.75 m) = 14 m

Area of the carpet ABCD = 20.5 m x 14 m = 287 m^{2}

*Finding Area of the strip*

Area of the strip = Area of the school hall PQRS – Area of the carpet ABCD

= 341 m^{2} – 287 m^{2} = 54 m^{2}

*Finding the cost of the carpet*

Area of the 1 m length of carpet = 1 m x 0.82 m = 0.82 m^{2}

Thus, Length of the carpet whose area is 287 m^{2} = 287 m^{2}+ 0.82 m^{2} = 350 m

Cost of the 350 m long carpet = Rs. 18 x 350 = Rs. 6300

**Q14: Two cross roads, each of width 5 m, run at right angles through the centre of a rectangular park of length 70 m and breadth 45 m parallel to its sides. Find the area of the roads. Also, find the cost of constructing the roads at the rate of Rs 105 per m ^{2} . **

**Solution:Â **Let ABCD be the rectangular park. EFGH and IJKL the two rectangular roads with width 5 m.

*Considering the rectangle ABCD*

Length of the rectangular parkÂ *= *70 cm

Breadth of the rectangular parkÂ *= *45 m

Area of the rectangular park = Length x Breadth = 70 m x 45 m = 3150 m^{2}

*Area of the road EFGH*

l = 70 m, b = 5 m

Area of the road *EFGH = *70 m x 5 m = 350 m^{2}

*Area of the road JKIL*

l = 45 m, b = 5 m

Area of the road *JKIL = *45 m x 5 m = 225 m^{2}

*Finding the area of the road*

Clearly area of *MNOP *is common to the two roads.

Thus, Area of *MNOP = *5 m x 5 m = 25 m^{2}

Hence,

Area of the roads = Area *(EFGH) + *Area *(JKIL) – *Area *(MNOP)*

= (350 + 225) m^{2}– 25 m^{2} = 550 m^{2}

*Finding the cost of constructing the roads*

Again, it is given that the cost of constructing the roads = Rs. 105 per m^{2}

Therefore, Cost of constructing 550 m^{2} area of the roads = Rs. (105 x 550)

= Rs. 57750

**Q15: The length and breadth of a rectangular park are in the ratio 5: 2. A 2.5 m wide path running all around the outside the park has an area 305 m ^{2} . Find the dimensions of the park. **

*Â*

**Solution:Â **It is given that,Â Area of path = 305 m^{2}

Let the length of the park = 5a meter

Breadth of the park = 2a meter

Area of the rectangular park = (5a) x (2a) = 10a^{2} m^{2}

Width of the path = 2.5 m

Outer length *PQ = 5aÂ *m + 2.5 m + 2.5 m = (5a + 5) m

Outer breadth *QR = 2a + *2.5 m + 2.5 m = (2a + 5) m

Area of *PQRS = (5a + *5) m x (2a + 5) m = (10a^{2} + 25a + 10a + 25) m^{2}= (10a^{2} + 35a + 25) m^{2}

Area of the path = [(10a^{2} + 35a + 25) – 10a^{2}] m^{2}

=>Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 305 = 35a + 25

=>Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 305 – 25 = 35a

=>Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 280 = 35a

*=>Â Â Â Â Â Â a = *280 + 35 = 8

Therefore,

Length of the park = 5a = 5 x 8 = 40 m

Breadth of the park = 2a = 2 x 8 = 16 m

**Q16: A square lawn is surrounded by a path 2.5 m wide. If the area of the path is 165 m ^{2} , find the area of the lawn.**

**Solution****:Â **Let the side of the lawn be s*Â *meter.

The width of the path is given as 2.5 m

Side of the lawn including the path = *(sÂ *+ 2.5 + 2.5) m = *(sÂ *+ 5 ) m

So, area of lawn = (Area of the lawn including the path) – (Area of the path)

(s^{2}) = *(sÂ *+ 5)^{2} – 165

=>Â Â Â Â Â Â s^{2} = (s^{2} + 10s + 25) – 165

=>Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 165 = 10s + 25

=>Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 165 – 25 =10s

=>Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 140 = 10s

Therefore s*Â *= 140 / 10 = 14

Thus the side of the lawn = 14 m

Hence, the area of the lawn = (14 m)^{ 2} = 196 m^{2}