70cm
75cm
Calculate the distance around this shape. All angles are right angles but the diagram is not drawn to scale.
Topics: Starter  Geometry  Mensuration
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If all of the vertical edges are the same length and all of the horizontal edges are the same length, what is the area of the shape?
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