**Answer:**

**Step-by-step explanation:**

So you have to remember, area is LxW - Lenth x Width.

Also remember base is bxh - Base x height.

T he rectangle has a area already which is 3x3 = 6 but remember you also have to find the base. So,

you do Area = 50.4 yd²

Step-by-step explanation:

Base dimension of container = 4⅕ by 1⅓ yd

Array: 3 * 3 containers without space

Area covered by the containers

First, it'll be assumed that the container has a rectangular base.

The dimension of the base is measured out as follows:

Length, L = 4⅕ yd

Width, W = 1⅓ yd

Note that this can also be interchanged.

Next, is to calculate the area of 1 container..

Area = 4⅕ yd * 1⅓ yd

Convert mixed fractions to improper fraction

Area = 21/5 * 4/3 yd²

Area = 84/15 yd²

Area = 28/5 yd²

Area = 5.6 yd²

Next, is to calculate the area of the 3 by 3 containers.

Given that the container formed a 3 by 3 array;

This means that there 3 * 3 containers

3 * 3 = 9 containers.

Area of the 9 containers = 9 * Area of 1 container.

Area = 9 * 5.6 yd²

Area = 50.4 yd²

the area covered by the containers is 50.4 yd²