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Can you split the figure into two rectangles?
Idk what you mean by that
See how I cut the figure into two rectangles?
Mhm where would the units go now?
What do you think? Give it a shot using my drawing :-)
I doubt that is it
That looks great overall! Can you find the area of the big rectangle?
There is one more length that you didn't draw that is important. Any ideas on what that is?
*that you didn't label
The length of the small square
Yep. Any ideas on that?
Hm, no, that's not what I get.|dw:1432882744702:dw| So, the total is 18, and those two pieces are labelled.
Idk Im stumped with this one, my next guess would be half if 18 or 9
No, the smaller pieces add up to the whole side. So, 5+x+8=18
Do you see how I got the equation?
Slightly, so the length of the small rectangle woulf be 5?
So, what is the area of the bottom rectangle?
Nice! So, what is the area of the whole figure?
Would I multiply the two areas together?
No, sum them.
So my total area would be 146