PLEASE HELP !!! how to you find the AREA and please show HOW you got it (method )

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split it into 2 rectangles... area of rectangle is lxw.... so 9x4= 36 and 12x3=36... 36+36 = 72 hope this helps!


The area of the larger rectangle has sides of 9cm and 4 cm. We can multiply those sides to find that the area of the larger rectangle is 36cm.  The area of the smaller rectangle has a side of 3cm and an unknown side. We can find the unknown side: 12cm - 4cm = 8cm. Therefore the are of the smaller rectangle is 8cm*3cm which is 24cm. We add both of there values to find the total area: 36 + 24 = 60cm

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