A picture is copied onto a sheet of paper 8.5 inches by 10 inches. A 1.5 inch margin is left all around. What area in square inches does the picture cover?
Answer & Explanation
Draw out the diagram and you will see that the width of the picture becomes 8.5 - 3 = 5.5
The length becomes 10 - 3 = 7. The area is now 5.5 x 7 = 38.5