Curly used a shovel to dig his own swimming pool. He figured he needed a pool because digging it was hard work and he could use it to cool off after working on it all day. He also planned to build a rectangular concrete deck around the pool that would be 6 feet wide at all points. The pool is rectangular and measure 14 feet by 40 feet. What is the area of the deck?

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Would it surprise you to discover that the area of deck will exceed the area of the pool?

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