## anonymous one year ago Figure ABCD has vertices A(−2, 3), B(4, 3), C(4, −2), and D(−2, 0). What is the area of Figure ABCD?

1. anonymous

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2. anonymous

@TheSmartOne

3. anonymous

@LynFran

4. anonymous

find the distance between A to B, B to C, C to D and A to D

5. LynFran

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6. anonymous

so do i add the 4's and 3's?

7. anonymous

i think i understand lemme see

8. LynFran

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11. anonymous

Add em up you get the whole area

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14. anonymous

ok so add up 3+0, 4+2, 3+2, 3+0, 4+2, 2+0?

15. LynFran

yes that will give u the distance ...not area

16. anonymous

so the distance is 25

17. anonymous

Lyn takeover im going to bed~

18. LynFran

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20. anonymous

24

21. LynFran

what 6*3=

22. anonymous

18

23. LynFran

good so thats the area of the rectangle

24. anonymous

I see now Thank you @LynFran

25. LynFran

ok but thats not the area of the complete figure ...u need to find the area of the triangle and the add the (area of rectangle + area of triangle ) for complete area ok...

26. anonymous

Ok so how do i do that part @LynFran

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28. LynFran

whats (6*2)/2 =

29. anonymous

6 x 2 is 12

30. anonymous

then 1/2 x 12?

31. LynFran

yes or 12 divide by 2...=

32. anonymous

6

33. LynFran

good thats the area of the triangle

34. anonymous

area of the whole thing is 24

35. LynFran

correct

36. anonymous

Thank you very much (:

37. LynFran

welcome