## The width of a rectangular room is 40% of its length. If the length is 20 feet, what is the area of the room?

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Answer:160 ft^2

Step-by-step explanation:First you have to find the width, then you find the area. To find the width with a percentage we do Part/ Total = %/100 and we cross multiply. We need to find the part so that is the unknown, we will call it ‘w’ for width

w/20 = 40/100 Now we cross multiply, the x and the 100 and the 20 and 40

w * 100 = 100w

20 * 40 = 800

Now we have 100w = 800 The next step is to divide both sides by 100 so we just have w

100x/100= w

800/100 = 8

w = 8

The width is 8

Now we find the area which is length x width

20 x 8 = 160

So the area is 160 ft^2