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**Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ576**

The figure below is made up of 2 squares of different lengths and 1 rectangle. Find the area of the yellow region.

Solution:

The area of the triangle with base of 9 cm,

= 1/2 × 9 × 6

= 27 cm^{2}

The area of the triangle with base of 12 cm,

= 1/2 × 12 × 3

= 18 cm^{2}

The area of the orange shaded square of 3 cm side length

= 3 × 3

= 9 cm^{2}

The area of the rectangle 3cm by 6 cm

= 3 × 6 = 18 cm^{2}

The area of the yellow region

= 27 + 18 – 18 – 9

= 18 cm^{2}

__Alternative solution:__

Redraw the figure as the above rectangle by adding the green and orange blocks.

The area of the large rectangle

= 12 × 6

= 72 cm^{2}

The area of the yellow region

= area of the large rectangle – area of the two blue triangle – area of the orange square

= 72 – 1/2 x 12 x 3 – 1/2 x 9 x 6 – 3 x 3

= 72 – 18 – 27 – 9

= __18__ cm^{2}

I think that there is an error near the end: 72 – 1/2 x 12 x 13 – 1/2 x 9 x 6 – 3 x 3

should be 72 – 1/2 x 12 x 3 – 1/2 x 9 x 6 – 3 x 3

Hi Alex, Thanks for spotting the typo error. It should be 3 instead of 13 as mentioned. I have make the correction. Feel free to feedback as needed. Thanks again.

KC