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## the additional built up area achievable in Option A over Option B is______percent. (GATE-Architecture-Planning-2018)

Two design options of a business building on a 10.0 hectare site are being compared for built up area. Floor to floor height of Option A is 3.6 m and that of Option B is 4.5 m. If the maximum allowable building height is 45 m with same ground coverage for both options, the additional built up area achievable in Option A over Option B is______percent. (GATE-Architecture-Planning-2018)

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Let’s assume the single floor area is X
For Option A:
No. of floor: 45/36 = 12.5 ≈ 12
For Option B:
No. of floor: 45/4.5 = 10
So additional built up area in Option A = 2X

So additional built up area % = (2X/10X) * 100

= 20%

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