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Find the area of the shape.
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We know that area is measured in square units.
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And that means we can count all the shaded squares to find the total area: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12.
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Notice that there were four colored spaces we didn’t count.
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That’s because each of these is only half of a square.
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We combine these two halves and then they can count as a whole space.
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Together, these two half squares become the 13th square.
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And on the bottom, the two halves become the 14th square.
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That means the area of this shape is 14 square units.