If you have an oddly-shaped flower bed, don’t worry! You can still figure out the area easily. If it’s one of the following shapes, use the formula to determine its area:
Square: Area = a2 (a = length of one side)
Trapezoid: Area = ½(a + b) x h (h=height)
Parallelogram: ½(b x h) (b=base, h=height)
Oval: Area = πab (a & b = the 2 radii of the oval, the shortest and longest points from the center)
But what if my flower bed isn’t any of these shapes?
That’s okay. Break the odd shape into familiar shapes and find the area of each of those shapes, then add them together. So if you have a bed that looks like a rectangle and an oval smashed together, find the area of the rectangular part, then the area of the oval. Add them together, and continue on with the steps!
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