By splitting the following figures into rectangles, find their areas (The measures are given in centimetres).

(a) (b)

(a) The given figure can be broken into rectangles as follows.

Area
of 1^{st}
rectangle = 4 ×
2 = 8 cm^{2}

Area
of 2^{nd}
rectangle = 6 ×
1 = 6 cm^{2}

Area
of 3^{rd}
rectangle = 3 ×
2 = 6 cm^{2}

Area
of 4^{th}
rectangle = 4 ×
2 = 8 cm^{2}

Total
area of the complete figure = 8 + 6 + 6 + 8 = 28 cm^{2}

(b) The given figure can be broken into rectangles as follows.

Area
of 1^{st}
rectangle = 3 ×
1 = 3 cm^{2}

Area
of 2^{nd}
rectangle = 3 ×
1 = 3 cm^{2}

Area
of 3^{rd}
rectangle = 3 ×
1 = 3 cm^{2}

Total
area of the complete figure = 3 + 3 + 3 = 9 cm^{2}

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