Question:

^{ 1 }

_{ 2 }of the unshaded area. What is the ratio of the shaded area to the area of the smallest square?

This figure is not drawn to scale. It is made up of 3 squares. The ratio of the area of the
smallest square to the largest square is 3 : 8
while the shaded area is ^{ 1 }_{ 2 } of the unshaded area. What is the
ratio of the shaded area to the area of the smallest square?

3 m

(3 m)

(3 m)