#### Answer

width of the path= 6 ft

#### Work Step by Step

Since we are given that perimeter of a pool and the surrounding path = 248 ft
Formula to calculate the perimeter of a pool and the surrounding path is :
Perimeter= 2( Length + Width) or, $P= 2(l+w)$
Thus, $248= 2 (40+2x+60+2x)$
or, $248=2(100+4x)$
or, $248=200+8x$
Thus, $x=6$ ft
Hence, width of the path= 6 ft