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Areas of Composite Shapes

Find the areas of combined shapes made up of one or more simple polygons and circles

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This is level 1; A reminder of the area formulas for basic shapes.

Find the areas of the following shapes. For the circle questions give your answer to the nearest square metre. The diagrams are not drawn to scale.

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This is Areas of Composite Shapes level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Missing lengths Oblongs Triangles Circles

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Level 1 - A reminder of the area formulas for basic shapes

Level 2 - Using letters to show how the areas of composite shapes are calculated

Level 3 - Composite shapes made up of rectangles

Level 4 - Composite shapes made up of quadrilaterals, triangles and circles

Level 5 - Real life composite area questions from photographs

Level 6 - Some puzzling composite area questions designed to challenge

Exam Style questions are in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions and worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.

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