Hello, hana_102!

We just have to baby-talk our way through it . . .

A piece of wire which is 18 meters long is cut into two parts.

The first part is bent to form the four sides of a square.

The second part is bent to form the fours sides of a rectangle.

The breadth of the rectangle is one meter. And its length is x meters.

Show that the total area of the square and rectangle is:

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The rectangle has an area of: .

The rectangle has a perimeter of meters.

This leaves: . meters for the square.

The side of the square is: . meters.

The area of the square is: .

Therefore, the total area is: .