Name: Yvette

Who is asking: Other
Level: All

What is the size of an area in sqare feet when the perimeter totals 842 feet.
Sides are 190ft+180ft+200ft+54ft+118ft+100ft.

Hi Yvette,

Specifying the six lengths is not enought information to determine the area. The three regions below are constructed with sides of the same length but the areas are quite different.

To find the area you need to divide the region into triangles as I did below, find the areas of the 4 triangles and then add them to obtain the total area.


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