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First you calculate the area of the big rectangle (ignoring the small one the bottom): A1 = 10 x 6 = 60. next you calculate the small one: A2 = 2 x 2 = 4 Now you subtract the small one from the big one and you get: Area of the figure = A1 - A2 = 60 - 4 = 56
To start off, pretend it's a quadrilateral. It makes everything easier and uses all the numbers. The area of a quadrilateral is base times height. 10 = base 6 = height 6 * 10 = 60 That's the value of the original, larger, quadrilateral without the mini quadrilateral that we have to subtract. The dimensions of the height and base of the mini quadrilateral are 2 by 2. 2 * 2 = 4 Subtract to get your answer: 60 - 4 = 56