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 Click here to see ALL problems on Geometry Word Problems Question 163790: Find the area of a cement walk 3 feet wide that surrounds a rectangular plot of ground 86 feet long and 42 feet wide?Answer by stanbon(57246)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Find the area of a cement walk 3 feet wide that surrounds a rectangular plot of ground 86 feet long and 42 feet wide? -------------------------------------------- Draw the picture as a rectangle inside a rectangle. Area of inner rectangle: 86*42 = 3612 sq. ft. ------------------------ Area of outer rectangle: (86+6)(42+6) = 4416 sq. ft. -------------------------- Area of cement walk = outer area - inner area = 804 sq.ft. =============== Cheers, Stan H.