Basic & Composite Figures

A Rectangular Figure

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A Rectangular Figure

This figure is an example of a composite figure. A composite figure is a figure that can be broken into two or more basic figures. It is composed of basic figures and can be decomposed into basic figures.

  • Find the area of this composite figure.

Hint:

  • Can you decompose the composite figure into basic figures that you already know how to find the area of?
  • Or, can you draw a familiar figure around the composite figure and use subtraction to find the area of the composite figure?
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