Overlapping Squares

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The objective of this activity is to find the percent of the area of a two squares overlapping. Mathematicians find the ratio of area for the part that overlaps to the rectangle formed. The final answer is a percent as a rate per 100. The commentary includes multiple choice answers which allow instructors to use as part of an exam or mini assessment. 

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CCSS: Designed


  • Demonstrates a percent of quantity as a rate per 100
  • Includes multiple choice answers so can be used as part of an exam or mini assessment

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