anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Find the area of the following shape. You must show all work to receive credit.
anonymous
  • anonymous
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54 unit ^ 2

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welshfella
  • welshfella
join EB this will give you a triangle and a trapezoid
CGGURUMANJUNATH
  • CGGURUMANJUNATH
it is a combination of square and 2 triangles !
CGGURUMANJUNATH
  • CGGURUMANJUNATH
BY joining EB AND ED .
CGGURUMANJUNATH
  • CGGURUMANJUNATH
IS THAT CLEAR ? @hershey21
anonymous
  • anonymous
i guess so when I find the area for a square and two triangles I add it up or multiply it
anonymous
  • anonymous
@taramgrant0543664
phi
  • phi
add adding is the same a "gluing" the pieces together to get the original shape.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@phi so would I split the shape into one triangle and one rectangle and find the area , and when I find the area of both I add the two together and that is my area for the shape
phi
  • phi
add the two blue lines in the picture. then count how many "boxes" tall and wide the "rectangle" is (it is actually a square) find its area. (base * height)
phi
  • phi
*add the blue lines: I mean draw them in to form two triangles and a square
anonymous
  • anonymous
a square and two triangles :/ why cant it be one triangle and one rectangle
phi
  • phi
a rectangle has equal opposite sides. if we just do this (see fig2) the bottom figure is a trapezoid (the bottom is 7 wide and the top is 6 wide.. not a rectangle) if you know how to find the area of a trapezoid you can do that... but I was thinking it is easier to add a second blue line to the picture (see the first figure I posted) because you should know the formula for areas of rectangles (or square) and triangles
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@phi I will find the area of one triangle and one trapezoid and add it up then come back over and if don't mind if you can check that I did it correctly.
phi
  • phi
ok. but you can check by dividing the trapezoid into a rectangle and triangle. That also will give the correct answer. If you get the same answer, you probably got it right.
phi
  • phi
any luck?
anonymous
  • anonymous
am having trouble finding the area for the triangle but the area of the trapezoid is 39
anonymous
  • anonymous
@phi
phi
  • phi
yes, 39 for the bottom trapezoid shape. how wide is the triangle (i.e. what is its base) ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
11
anonymous
  • anonymous
or is it 8
phi
  • phi
put your finger on point F, and count how many boxes to get to B
anonymous
  • anonymous
10
phi
  • phi
yes. now count up from the base to point A
anonymous
  • anonymous
3
phi
  • phi
yes. area is 1/2 base * height
anonymous
  • anonymous
15
anonymous
  • anonymous
so would I add 15 and 39
phi
  • phi
exactly
anonymous
  • anonymous
so its 54
phi
  • phi
yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
thansk so much you were alot of help will fan you so if next time i need help i will @phi
phi
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