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# The figure shown represents a square garden. If each side is

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The figure shown represents a square garden. If each side is increased in length by 20 percent, by what percent is the area of the garden increased ?

A. 44%

B. 50%

C. 125%

D. 144%

E. 150%

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Re: The figure shown represents a square garden. If each side is [#permalink]  12 May 2020, 13:39
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If each side = 10, the original area is 100. If each side is increased by 20%, each new side is 12, and the area is 144.

Thus, the percent increase is (144 - 100)/100 = 44/100 = 44%.
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