What is the area of the composite figure whose vertices have the following coordinates?

(−2, −2)(−2, −2) , (4, −2)(4, −2) , (5, 1)(5, 1) , (2, 3)(2, 3) , (−1, 1)

Guest Mar 6, 2018

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We have two areas.....one is a parallelogram with a base of 6 and a height of 3

So.......its area is : base * height = 6 * 3 = 18 units^2

We also have a triangle with the same base and a height of 2....so its area is :

(1/2) base * height = (1/2)(6) (2) = 6 units^2

So.....the total area is (18 + 6) = 24 units^2

CPhill
Mar 6, 2018