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let's draw a bigger rectangle surrounding the shape.

the area of the shape would be the area of the bigger rectangle minus the area of the smaller rectangle (outside of the shape).

the area of the larger rectange is just 7 * 7 = 49.

the area of the other small rectangle is 6 * 2 = 12.

so the area of the composite shape would be 49 - 12 = 37.

hope this helped! please let me know if you have any follow-up questions :)

idyllic Mar 20, 2021