
Example 1: Find the area of the figure. The figure can be divided into a square and a right angle triangle. Area = Area of square + Area of right angle triangle Area of the square = 4 x 4 = 16 cm^{2} Area of right angle triangle = 1/2 x 4 x 4 = 8cm^{2} Area of the figure = 16 + 8 = 24 cm^{2} Example 2: Find the area of the figure. The figure can be divided into 4 rectangles and 1 square. Area = Area of 4 rectangles + Area of square Area of one rectangle = 5 x 2 = 10 cm^{2} Area of 4 rectangles = 4 x 10 = 40 cm^{2} Area of square = 5 x 5 = 25 cm^{2} Area = 40 + 25 = 65 cm^{2} Example 3: Find the area of the figure. The figure can be divided into parallelogram and a right angle triangle. Area = Area of parallelogram + Area of right angle triangle Area of parallelogram = 3 x 3 = 9 cm^{2} Area of right angle triangle = 1/2 x 1 x 2 = 1 cm^{2} Area = 9 + 1 = 10 cm^{2} Example 4: Find the area of the figure. The figure can be divided into two rectangles. Area = Area of square + Area of rectangle Area of square = 4 x 4 = 16 cm^{2} Area of rectangle = 8 x 4 = 32 cm^{2} Area = 16 + 32 = 48 cm^{2} Area = 9 + 1 = 10 cm^{2} Directions: Find the area of the figure. 