HELP GEOMETRY

OK there is a diagram a rectangle with a triangle on top. The triangles base is 6 while the height is 4. Thevrectangles base is 36 and it's height is 20. Here is the question: The diagram gives the dimensions of a swimming pool.If a cover is needed for the pool,what will be the approximate area of the cover?

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Hi there. You need to split the shape into two parts; the triangle and the rectangle. The triangle has an area of (64) / 2 = 12 : while the rectangle has an area of 3620 = 720. Add them together ; 720 + 12 = 732. So the answer is 732
Jonathan C.
05 March 2013
That should be 36*20 = 720
Jonathan C.
05 March 2013
Thank you!!!!!
neonsakura
05 March 2013
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