BY: MERCEDES PECK, HR 1
How I approached the problem
I used the formula of the rectangle or the triangle to get the original answer, then I divided it by 2 to get the final answer answer.
The total of the oil spill
Do you think your area is an exact measure of the space affected by the spill?
How accurate do you think your polygons compare to the actual spill area? Do you expect your answer to be more or less than the actual spill area?
I think my polygons are pretty accurate, my answers could probably be a little more then the actual spill area.