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[SOLVED] Solving how many square inches within a flag

wtam1100

New member
Feb 4, 2014
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Hello all. I'm new here. Trying to help my daughter with her homework but I can't solve this problem wondering if there is any out there that is willing to help. Thanks a Head of time.

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MarkFL

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Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
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Re: Solving how many square inches with in a flag

The white stripe is a parallelogram, whose area is found by computing the product of the base and the height. Can your daughter identify the measures of the base and height?
 

wtam1100

New member
Feb 4, 2014
2
Re: Solving how many square inches with in a flag

The white stripe is a parallelogram, whose area is found by computing the product of the base and the height. Can your daughter identify the measures of the base and height?
Yeah I think you are right. I'm just going with the 72 x 8.5. thanks for you input.
 

MarkFL

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
13,775
Re: Solving how many square inches with in a flag

Yeah I think you are right. I'm just going with the 72 x 8.5. thanks for you input.
Yes, that's correct! (Star)
 

johng

Well-known member
MHB Math Helper
Jan 25, 2013
236
Hi,
I think a diagram is helpful:

 

johnmac

New member
Feb 19, 2014
1
the white area is essentially a parallelogram
to calculate the area of a parallelogram

A = base x height

A = 8.5 x 72 = 612 square inches