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tw101
 one year ago
I would really appreciate the help. I dont understand how to get the base x height since the shape is different.
Find the area of the image below: (4 points)
41 square units
44 square units
52 square units
56 square units
tw101
 one year ago
I would really appreciate the help. I dont understand how to get the base x height since the shape is different. Find the area of the image below: (4 points) 41 square units 44 square units 52 square units 56 square units

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hello @tw101 ! You're right, this shape is definitely irregular. With this type of figure, we can actually split it into multiple shapes, and find the area of each of these individually (base x height). We could then simply add them all together in the end to find the overall area. So, look again closely at this figure. Can you divide it into two regular shapes?

tw101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hmm.. a triangle and a square?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes! Imagine a little dotted line separating the two, and for now we're going to look at them as separate.

tw101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0like if we seperated the shape at point y=5

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes! Now do you know the equation for calculating the area of a triangle?

tw101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then it would make a triangle and square right?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Correct. So now, what you have to do is find the area of the square, then find the area of the triangle. After, add these two together to get your answer.

tw101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, so for the triangle is the base side BA?

tw101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The square would be 4 points * 4points= 16

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not quite. Since we just split the shape up, the sides don't need official names like BA, AC etc. So, this dotted line is your base. Just count the squares to find its value. The height of the triangle would be the line going from A up to the end of the dotted line. dw:1434831426360:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But you are correct with the square!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1434831664292:dw this is the height

tw101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh okay! Sorry my internet is a bit slow, I didnt see your reply.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's all good! I hope this is making sense

tw101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So can i use the new dotted line as the base?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yep, so the base of the triangle is 10, times the height of the triangle which is 5. And since it's a triangle, now we must divide by 2. Try this and tell me what you got

tw101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@elxation so it would be 41 right?

tw101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you so much!:) I appreciate it so much. I will fan and medal. Whatever it is haha.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you! I'm here to help whenever :D Just tag me and i'll try my best! Thanks for the fan and medal!
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