How I approached the problem

The first thing I did was split the shape of the oil spill into various squares and triangles. After that, I started to measure the bases and heights of all the shapes in centimeters, and multiplied all the numbers by 15 to convert them into miles. From there I multiplied the base by the height for each square and divided them by 2 if they were triangles. After I got the area for all the shapes, I added them all together and got the area of the entire oil spill.

# Area of the oil spill

The area of the oil spill is 16,031.25mi 2.

# Is my work accurate?

Although I don't think my work is 100% perfect, I do think it's somewhat close to the area. I expect the one got to be less than the actual spill area because the shape of the oil spill wasn't perfectly shaped like a polygon.