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Estimate the area of the figure.
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In order to estimate the area, we will count the number of squares that the figure covers.
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There are 18 complete squares inside the figure.
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These will have an area of 18 square units.
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We notice that we have four triangles which are each equal to half a square.
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One-half multiplied by four is equal to two.
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Therefore, these have a total area of two square units.
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At the bottom of the shape, we also have another two half squares.
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These two triangles can be put together to make one square unit.
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Finally, we have the two triangles shown at the bottom of the figure.
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Each of these is actually equal to one square unit as shown.
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This means that we have another two square units.
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Adding 18, two, one, and two gives us 23.
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An estimate or approximation for the area of the figure is therefore 23 square units.