We can break this figure up into 3 rectangles. The 3x6 one, the 6x9 one, and the 15x12 one. Then, to find the area of the figure all we need to do is multiply and add them up. 3*6=18, 6*9=54, and 15*12=180. Then, we do 18+54+180= 252 sqaure inches, so your answer would be the first option.