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### Unit 10: Lesson 6

Decompose figures to find area

# Understand decomposing figures to find area

## Problem

The figure below shows a large rectangle with a small rectangle cut out of it.
An 8-sided figure in the shape of a large rectangle with a small rectangle cut out from its top side. The large rectangle is 8 units long and 8 units wide. The space left from the small rectangle is 3 units long and 2 units wide.
Find the area of the shaded figure by subtracting the areas.
start text, A, r, e, a, space, end textequals, 64, minus
equals
start text, space, s, q, u, a, r, e, space, u, n, i, t, s, end text
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