Star and stripes

Two concentric congruent squares and two red rectangles. What fraction of the total area is red?

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The red fraction is 1/2.

Solution by John Michael.


Star and stripes
Red, white and blue
Are loaded with symbols
As much for a country
As much as for its soldiers
Its heroes
Symbol of freedom
Of courage
And of peace
Of pride
And of patriotism
Carried by a flag
Which waves so proudly
And loved so sincerely


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