# 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?

- 4 km
- 8 km
- 6 km
- 7.2 km

**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.