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Question by  isis36 (161)

How do I find the area of an irregular shape?


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

Answer for college student - Integrate the equation(s) used to generate the shape Answer for younger student - transfer the figure to graph paper and count the number of boxes


Answer by  cathstuff (238)

Irregular shapes can generally be divided or broken down into a combination of common shapes. Draw the shape on paper and segment it into common shapes eg. circle, rectangle, traingle, semi-circle etc. and calculate the individual parts using the standard formulas. Then simply find the sum of all the areas together.


Answer by  ally2243 (31)

Take the irregular shape and break it into regular shapes. Ex: square,triangle, ect...). Find the area of each of the individual shapes. Add them all together. This is your answer.

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