An athlete in a field which is 600 metres long and 200 metres wide

An athlete in a field which is 600 metres long and 200 metres wide. If he runs five times around the field what is the total distance covered by him?

  1. 4 km
  2. 8 km
  3. 6 km
  4. 7.2 km
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 30th April 2016 in Maths.
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Answer: (2) 8 km 

Solution:-
The length and wide of a field = 600 metre and  200 metres 
Then, the perimeters of the filed = 2 (600 + 200) 
 = 2 x 800
 = 1,600 metres 

The distance covered by athlete in five times around the field = 5 x 1,600
 = 8,000 metres 

8,000 metres = 8,000/1000 km
 = 8 km

Hence, the correct answer is option (2) 8 km. 

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 1st May 2016.
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