# Area of Composite shapes.

## Homework Statement A = l x w
A = hbb / 2

## The Attempt at a Solution

To find the area of a rectangle you would use the formula "A = L x W". In this case A = 14 x 8 which is eual to 112, Now all i need is the area of the triangle and then i add them together and that will be the area of the whole figure.

So i know we have the height of the triangle is 5
Also the part i colored yellow is 8 m long. So my question is how can i find the length of 1 of the sides of the triangle.

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## Homework Statement

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A = l x w
A = hbb / 2

## The Attempt at a Solution

To find the area of a rectangle you would use the formula "A = L x W". In this case A = 14 x 8 which is eual to 112, Now all i need is the area of the triangle and then i add them together and that will be the area of the whole figure.

So i know we have the height of the triangle is 5
Also the part i colored yellow is 8 m long.
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So my question is how can i find the length of 1 of the sides of the triangle.

Why would you need to find that?

Why would you need to find that?

I need to find the area of that triangle, that way i can find the whole area of that composite shape.

I need to find the area of that triangle, that way i can find the whole area of that composite shape.
for area of that triangle you already have the base ( 8m) and height (5m), so you don't need to calculate other sides, you can directly calculate the area.

OMG I totally didn't even think about that...................... face palm . sahil you just cleared my mind, man im so in a blrr today. anyway i now know what to do.

Thanks m8 :)