Area of hexagon

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A right angled triangle has 3 squares attached to each side(the measure of each is givn in the figure). a hexagon is thus formed. Find its area.

2. Relevant equations


3. The attempt at a solution
I have found the area of the figure except for the following triangles.
triangle QLP and triangle XYZ
Please help me with these two triangles!
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The figure is here

The figure is here


It may help to know that you can find the area of a triangle to be:

[tex]A = \frac{1}{2}ab\sin C[/tex]
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You want the sum of the areas of four regions:

Two are squares, and two are triangles which together can be repositioned to form a rectangle. a*a, b*b, and two of a*b.
Thanks, the problem seems solved. Thanks a lot!

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