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**Perimeter of two football pitches ***(Received 21/8/17)*

**Mental Arithmetic Question**

Two football pitches of length 90 m and width 40 m lie side by side with an 6 m gap between the pitches. What is the perimeter of both pitches including the 8m gap?

**Solutions: **

To solve this we first have to visualize the scenario described in the question:

The two pitches together including the 6 m gap gives a total length of 186 m and the height would still be 40.

We then need to do the following calculation:

40 + 186 + 40 + 186 = 452

This gives the total perimeter of **452 m**

**Area of two football pitches **(Received 21/8/17)

**Question**

Two football pitches of length 90 m and width 40 m lie side by side with an 6 m gap between the pitches. What is the total area of both football pitches including the gap?

**Solution**

To solve this we first have to visualise the scenario described in the question:

The two pitches together including the 6 m gap gives a total length of 186 m and the height would still be 40. To calculate the area of a rectangle we need to multiply the length by the width.

So we calculate:

186 \times 40 = 7440 m^{2}

This gives the total area to be **7440 m ^{2}**