## Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

$\frac{11}{2} ft^{2}$ or $5\frac{1}{2} ft^{2}$
Area of Shelf = Length $\times$ width = $6 ft\times\frac{11}{12} ft$ = $\frac{6}{1}\times\frac{11}{12} ft^{2}$ = $\frac{6\times11}{1\times12} ft^{2}$ = $\frac{1\times11}{1\times2} ft^{2}$ = $\frac{11}{2} ft^{2}$ or $5\frac{1}{2} ft^{2}$