Examples of area of plane shapes

Area is the quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional shape. The area can be understood as the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat. The area of a shape can be measured by comparing the shape to squares of a fixed size 1 m^2 or 1 cm^2 etc. Every unit of length has a corresponding unit of area. Areas can be measured in square metres (m^2), square centimetres (cm^2), square millimetres (mm^2), square kilometres (km^2), square feet (ft^2), square yards (yd^2), square miles (mi^2), and so forth.

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  • Wheat
    field_1 The rectangle shaped field with dimensions 1268 m and 745 m harvested last year was 4959 q wheat. (1 q = 1 quintal = 100 kg). During the year, it was necessary to fix the pipe and therefore did kick wide 4 m parallel to the side of the field 745 m, where
  • Trapezoidal prism
    lichobeznik-stredni_pricka_5 Calculate the surface of the quadrilateral prism ABCDA'B'C'D 'with the trapezoidal base ABCD. The height of the prism is 12 cm; ABCD trapezoidal data: AB base length is 8 cm, CD base length is 3 cm, BC arm length is 4 cm, and AC diagonal length is 7 cm. L
  • Cardboard box
    karton_krabica Peter had square cardboard. The length of the pages was an integer in decimetres. He cut four squares with a side of 3 dm from the corners and made a box out of it, which fit exactly 108 cubes with an edge 1 dm long. Julia cut four squares with a side of
  • Top of the tower
    veza The top of the tower has the shape of a regular hexagonal pyramid. The base edge has a length of 1.2 m, the pyramid height is 1.6 m. How many square meters of sheet metal is needed to cover the top of the tower if 15% extra sheet metal is needed for joint
  • Four prisms
    hranol4b Question No. 1: The prism has the dimensions a = 2.5 cm, b = 100 mm, c = 12 cm. What is its volume? a) 3000 cm2 b) 300 cm2 c) 3000 cm3 d) 300 cm3 Question No.2: The base of the prism is a rhombus with a side length of 30 cm and a height of 27 cm. The heig

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