I have a flag that's very similar to the canadian flag. Two smaller red areas and i larger white area. If I am given the length is 3 and the height is 1.4 how do I determine what the area of the two red areas is?

Here's the answer but I can't figure out why they are multiplying 1.4 x 1.4?

(3x1.4-1.4x1.4)divided by 2= 2.24 divided by 2 = 1.12


Hi Kim,

From the answer you provide it looks like the white area must be a square.

Thus 3 1.4 gives the area of the entire flag, 1.4 1.4 gives the area of the white portion which is to be ignored, and the division by 2 is to divide the red portion into its two parts.