A small square is located inside a bigger square as shown in the figure below. The length of one side of the small square is 3 cm and the length of one side of the big square is 7 cm. What is the area of the shaded region?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

The area of the shaded region can be obtained by removing the area of the small square from the area of the big square.

Area of big square = s x s = 7 x 7 = 49 cm2

Area of small square = s x s = 3 x 3 = 9 cm2

Area of the shaded region = 49 - 9 = 40 cm2

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM