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The Cost of Fencing a Square Field at 60 Paise per Metre is Rs 1200. Find the Cost of Reaping the Field at the Rate of 50 Paise per 100 Sq. Metres. - Mathematics

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ConceptArea of a Polygon

Question

The cost of fencing a square field at 60 paise per metre is Rs 1200. Find the cost of reaping the field at the rate of 50 paise per 100 sq. metres.

Solution

Given:
Cost of fencing 1 metre of a square field = 60 paise
And, the total cost of fencing the entire field = Rs 1200 = 1,20,000 paise
\[\therefore\text{ Perimeter of the square field }=\frac{120000}{60} = 2000\text{ metres }\]
\[\text{ Now, perimeter of a square }= 4\times \text{ side }\]
For the given square field: 
\[4\times \text{ Side }= 2000 m\]
\[\text{ Side }=\frac{2000}{4} = 500\text{ metres }\]
\[ \therefore A {\text{ rea of the square field }= 500\times500=250000 m}^2 \]
\[ {\text{ Again, given: Cost of reaping per }100 m}^2 = 50 \text{ paise }\]
\[ \therefore {\text{ Cost of reaping per 1 m }}^2 = \frac{50}{100}\text{ paise }\]
\[ \therefore {\text{ Cost of reaping }250000 m}^2 = \frac{50}{100} \times 250000 = 125000\text{ paise }\]
Thus, the total cost of reaping the complete square field is 125000 paise, i.e. Rs 1250.

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 RD Sharma Solution for Mathematics for Class 8 by R D Sharma (2019-2020 Session) (2017 to Current)
Chapter 20: Mensuration - I (Area of a Trapezium and a Polygon)
Ex. 20.1 | Q: 17 | Page no. 14
Solution The Cost of Fencing a Square Field at 60 Paise per Metre is Rs 1200. Find the Cost of Reaping the Field at the Rate of 50 Paise per 100 Sq. Metres. Concept: Area of a Polygon.
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