The figure below is formed by 6 same sized rectangles. What is its area?

Length of each rectangle

= 12 cm ÷ 3

= 4 cm

Width of each rectangle

= 9 cm ÷ 3

= 3 cm

Area of 1 rectangle

= 3 cm × 4 cm

= 12 cm^{2}

∴ Area of 6 rectangles

= 6 × 12 cm^{2}

= 72 cm^{2}