To find the area of a shaded region in a rectangle, find the total area of the rectangle and the area of the white region. Then subtract the white area from the rectangle's area.

**Find the area of a rectangle**To find the area of a rectangle, multiply the length and width of the rectangle together.

**Find the area of the white space**Calculate the area of the white space within the rectangle. If it also a rectangle, multiply its length and width together.

**Subtract**Subtract the area of the white space from the area of the entire rectangle. The result is the area of the shaded region within the rectangle.