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**Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ465**

In the figure below, the ratio of the area of the rectangle to the area of the triangle is 3 : 5. 25% of the rectangle overlaps with the triangle. The area of the rectangle is 552 cm^{2}. Fine the total area of the uncoloured parts of the figure.

Solution:

The area of the rectangle is 552 cm^{2}

The ratio of the area of the rectangle to the area of the triangle is 3 : 5

3 units = 552

1 unit = 184 cm^{2}

The area of the triangle = 5 × 184 = 920 cm^{2}

25% of the rectangle is overlapped

The area overlapped = 552 × 25% = 138 cm^{2}

The area of the uncoloured region = 552 – 138 + 920 – 138 = 1196 cm^{2}

Alternative Solution:

The area of the rectangle is 552 cm^{2}

The ratio of the area of the rectangle to the area of the triangle is 3 : 5

25% of the rectangle is overlapped

This means ¼ of the rectangle is overlapped

By subdivide 1 unit to 4 sub-units

1 sub-unit = 46 cm^{2}

3 sub-units for rectangle overlapped

The total unoverlaped sub-units = 32 – 6 = 26

The total area of the uncoloured region = 26 × 46 = 1196 cm^{2}