What Are Compound Shapes?
Deleted: Compound shapes are shapes made up of shapes stacked together. In the example below the compound shape comprises of 3 rectangles. Compound shapes can be built from shapes other than rectangles, including squares, triangles and even semi-circles.
How Do You Find The Area of Compound Shapes?
To find the area of the compound shape below we work out the area of each rectangle separately. The total calculation is: (6 x 4) + (6 x 7) + (3 x 11). The Answer is 99 cm . The diagram is not to scale.