# [SOLVED]Solving how many square inches within a flag

#### wtam1100

##### New member
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.

#### MarkFL

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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
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

Staff member
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!

#### johng

##### Well-known member
MHB Math Helper
Hi,
I think a diagram is helpful:

#### johnmac

##### New member
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