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**Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ417**

The figure below, not drawn to scale, shows a figure formed by two rectangles, Rectangle A and Rectangle B. 3/7 of Rectangle A and 1/5 of Rectangle B are overlapped and in orange.

(a) What is the ratio of the blue area of Rectangle A to the blue area of Rectangle B? (Give your answer in simplest form)

(b) If the orange area is 75 cm^{2}, what is the area of the blue area of the whole figure?

Solution:

The overlapping of the rectangles gives 3/7 of the area of rectangle A equal to 1/5 of area of the triangle B

Draw the model based on the area ratio

The ratio of the blue area of Rectangle A to the blue area of Rectangle B = 1 : 3

The orange area is 75 cm^{2}

3 units = 75

1 unit = 25 cm^{2}

The area of the blue area of the figure = 16 × 25 = 400 cm^{2}

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