Amira is painting a rectangular banner 2 1/4 yards wide in the cafeteria. The banner will have a blue background.

Amira is painting a rectangular banner 2 1/4 yards wide in the cafeteria. The banner will have a blue background. Amira has enough blue paint to cover 1 1/2 square yards of wall. The school colors are blue and yellow, so Amira wants to add yellow rectangles to add yellow rectangles on the left and right sides of the blue rectangle. The yellow rectangles will each be 3/4 wide and the same height as the blue rectangle. What will be the total area of the 2 yellow rectangles? Explain. What are the dimensions of the banner plus yellow rectangles? What is the total area? Explain.


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