If the length is increased by 25%, by what percent the width of a rectangle should be decreased so as to keep the area same.
Answer with explanationAnswer: Option C
Let the original length be l and the width be b
Therefore, the area = l*b
Now, as the length is increased by 25%, the new length is (1.25*l) and let the new width be x.
As the area is same, 1.25*l*x = l*b
x = b/1.25 = 0.8b
Therefore, the width is to be decreased by 20%.
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