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## Measurement & Data - Statistics & Probability 189-200

### Unit 1: Lesson 6

Decompose figures to find area

# Decomposing shapes to find area: grids

Lindsay finds the area of an irregular shape by decomposing it into 2 rectangles.  Created by Lindsay Spears.

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• How is this important to us?
• This could be useful to many job purposes. One example is being an architect. Suppose you need to design a house for efficiency and low cost. Part of the house that you are building might be in an irregular shape style. You would have to know the area of it because it could help you put things like a bed inside. If you just randomly make a house with no blueprints or area models, you definitely would mess up. You could make a room too small or forget to place a door. There are many more ways that math can help us in our life, but this is just one of them. Hope this helped! -Johnny Unidas
• That makes since, of how you do the area
• i'm confused. why use the hard way?
• Gach Ceann de na cearnoga beaga seo. Irish
• There only giving me one video thats not the right one?
• can you do one but with subtraction?