Area - Definition with Examples
What is Area?
Area Definition: Area is the space occupied by a surface or a flat-shape.
The area of a shape can be determined by counting the number of unit-squares required to completely cover the shape without overlapping.
The area is measured in square units.
Area of Polygons
A = s x s = s2
where s stands for a side of a square
A = l x w
where l stands for the length and w stands for the width of a rectangle
A = 1/2 bh
where b stands for the base and h stands for the height of a triangle
Area of Composite Shapes
A composite shape is a shape formed by combinations of simpler shapes like rectangle, triangle, square etc.
To find the area of a composite shape, divide the shape into simpler shapes and add their areas together.
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