I need help with this word problem (You might have to scroll down it is the bottom problem) I need to know how you did it not just he answer

The question in made up of 12 indentical rectangles what fraction of the figure is shaded

PLEASE I NEED HELP

Guest Jan 29, 2021

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Well the rectangles appear to be squares.....

Let their side length = 1

So the top left shading is a triangle with a base of 6 and a height of 1

So its area =(1/2) (6)(1) = 3

The bottom right shading has as base of 3 and a height of 1....so its area= (1/2)(3)(1) =3/2

And the two shaded square each have an area of 1 so their combined area = 2

And the total area = the area of 12 squares with a side of 1 =12

So

shaded area to total area = ( 3 + 3/2 + 2) /12 = ( 6.5) /12 = 13/24

CPhill Jan 29, 2021