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There are many ways to find the area of an odd shape. Usually, you have to break the shape down into shapes that you can calculate the area of, and then add the areas of all of those individual shapes to get the area of the entire odd shape.

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There is no way to find the area of this figure, so you have to break it down into two, easy to find shapes.
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You can see that there is a rectangle and a triangle. You can easily find the area of a rectangle with L X W, and a triangle with 1/2(b)(h). Since it is impossible to find the area of that irregular quadrilateral in one equation, you have to split it into two known shapes (the rectangle and triangle), find the area of each, and then add the areas together to get the area of the entire piece.

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