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You can read the story of Sarin and the siblings making greeting cards for their mother by reading the posting on **Sarin, Hairu and Fatimah make greeting cards for Mother’s Day** in Welcome page.

You can read the posting on **Sarin learns Perimeter, Area and Volume in school(Math Concept) **to learn the concept of area.

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**Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ580**

Sarin, Hairu and Fatimah made a greeting card for her mother. They made the greeting card as like a photo frame. They used 4 identical coloured rectangular shape papers and arrange them as the figure shown to make the frame of the greeting card.

The perimeter of each of the coloured rectangular shape paper is 30 cm and the inner square formed by the frame is 23 cm^{2} more than the total area of the coloured rectangular papers. Find the area of the inner square.

Solution:

Based on the arrangement of the rectangular papers shown in the figure

The shape of the greeting card is a square

The outer length of the frame = The sum of the length and breadth one rectangular paper

Given the perimeter of one rectangular paper = 30 cm

The outer length = 30 ÷ 2 = 15 cm

The area of the greeting card = 15 × 15 = 225 cm^{2}

From the model,

The area of 2 inner squares = 225 + 23 = 248 cm^{2}

The area of an inner square = 248 ÷ 2 = __124__ cm^{2}

Or,

The area of 2 frames = 225 – 23 = 202 cm^{2}

The area of the frame = 202 ÷ 2 = 101 cm^{2}

The area of the inner square = 225 – 101 = __124__ cm^{2}

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