# Question #3e511

Jun 1, 2017

Answer: $36$ ${\text{cm}}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

We can find the area of the figure by finding the area of the larger rectangle and subtract the area of the "empty" rectangle.

Note that the length of the larger rectangle is $1 + 6 + 1 = 8$ and the width of the larger rectangle is $4 + 2 = 6$

The length of the smaller "empty" rectangle is $6$ and the width of the smaller "empty" rectangle is $2$.

So, we do:
$8 \cdot 6 - 6 \cdot 2 = 48 - 12 = 36$ ${\text{cm}}^{2}$