Find the area of each shaded portion below, if the entire square represents one whole. Can you find the answer in more than one way?
You should first try to find the area of the entire rectangle.
Remember, the area of something is the total of the one unit squares that fit inside of a shape.
Do you remember the two ways to find the area of something?
If the square has
The shaded area is
Can you think of multiple ways to represent this?
Gilly said that this area is the same as the length times the width of the portion