Areas of Composite ShapesFind the areas of combined shapes made up of one or more simple polygons and circles 
This is level 2; Using letters to show how the areas of composite shapes are calculated.
If the area of
is
a and the area of
is b then the area of this compound
shape
is 2a  b. Find the simplest way of expressing the areas of these shapes:
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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
Area Maze  You will love these puzzles which challenge you to find the measurement missing from composite shapes.
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