## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

The total area of the quilt is 437.5 in$^{2}$.
First we must find the area of a single parallelogram. Area of a Parallelogram: Area = $b$$h Area = A Therefore: A = (5 in)(3.5 in) A = 17.5 in^{2} To find the area of all the parallelograms we must multiply by the number of parallelograms. Therefore: A$$_{Total}$ = (25)(17.5 in$^{2}$) $A$$_{Total}$ = 437.5 in$^{2}$