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The rectangular garden represented in the figure above, with dimensions x feet by y feet, is surrounded by a walkway 2 feet wide. Which of the following represents the area of the walkway, in square feet?

(A) 2x + 2y + 4

(B) 2x + 2y + 16

(C) 4x + 4y + 8

(D) 4x + 4y + 16

(E) 4x + 4y + 32
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The area of the garden = \(x * y = xy\)
The area of the garden + walkway = \((x+4)(y+4)\); since the width of the walkway is 2 feet wide hence 2+2 = 4 feet will be added to length and width of the garden for a combined length and breadth as the garden is surrounded by walkway

the area of walkway = \((x+4)(y=4) - xy\)
simplifying the area of the garden + walkway = \(xy + 4x + 4y + 16\)
therefore, area of the walkway = \(xy + 4x + 4y + 16 - xy = 4x + 4y + 16\)
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