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A 4 by 2 rectangular flag is made of a 2 by 2 black square bordered by a 1 by 2 white rectangle on each of two opposite sides of the black square. A white symbol covers one-third of the area of the black square. What fraction of the total area of the front of the flag is white? Express your answer as a common fraction.

 Jul 17, 2020
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Total are of flag =   (2 + 1 + 1)   *  2 = 8 units2

white area =   1*2  + 1*2   + 1/3 (2*2) = 4 + 4/3

 

5 1/3  / 8 =  16/ 24   = 2/3 is white

 Jul 17, 2020

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