What is the area of the lower rectangle? How did you find it?
8 square units; multiply 4 times 2.
How can you find the length of the orange side? What is this side length?
Possible response: Divide 14 by 2, or think of what number times 2 equals 14; 7 units.
What is the total area of the figure? Explain how you found it.
22 square units; add both areas, or 14 square units and 8 square units.
What is the length of the green side? How do you know?
6 units. The missing part of the side opposite the side with a length of 4 has a length of 1 because 4 – 3 = 1. To find the length of the green side, subtract 7 – 1 = 6.
What do you need to find the perimeter of the figure?
The missing side lengths.
What is the length of the blue side? Of the purple side?
The length of the blue side is 2 units and the length of the purple side is 2 units.
How can you find the perimeter of the figure? What is the perimeter?
Add all of the lengths:
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