# How do you find the area of compound shapes?

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## How do you find the area of compound shapes?

Summary: Find the missing lengths around your L shape and divide the shape into 2 rectangles. Find the area of both rectangle and add them up to give the total area of the compound shape.

## How do you find the area of non rectangular shapes?

To find the area of irregular shapes, the first thing to do is to divide the irregular shape into regular shapes that you can recognize such as triangles, rectangles, circles, squares and so forth… Then, find the area of these individual shapes and add them up!

## How do you find the area of two rectangles?

Solution

- Area of a rectangle = l × w; l = length; w = width.
- Area between the given pair of rectangles = 25 × 10 − 18 × 8. = 250 – 144. = 106 square m. Example 2: Find the area between the following pair of rectangles.

## What are the three methods to find the area of a rectangle?

Area is measured in square units such as square inches, square feet or square meters. To find the area of a rectangle, multiply the length by the width. The formula is: A = L * W where A is the area, L is the length, W is the width, and * means multiply.

## What is the relationship between the area of the rectangle and it’s sides?

The area of the rectangle is actually the product of its sides of its length and width. Thus, the formula in computing the area of the rectangle is A = l x w or A = lw.

## What is the formula of perimeter and area?

Formula for geometrical figures

Perimeter formula | |
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Square | 4 × side |

Area formula | |

Square | side2 |

Rectangle | length × width |

## What is the area and perimeter of square?

The area of a square with sides of length 1cm is 1cm². The area of other squares can be found by counting squares or by multiplying the length of the sides. The perimeter of a square is the total length of the four sides.

## What is the definition of area in math?

In geometry, the area can be defined as the space occupied by a flat shape or the surface of an object. Area is measured in square units such as square centimteres, square feet, square inches, etc.