what are the steps in solving this?

the formula?

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- May 3rd 2010, 10:26 PMbenjixbunnHow to find total area of figure?
what are the steps in solving this?

the formula?

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- May 4th 2010, 04:54 PMlanierms
First you have to break it into one rectangle in the middle and two semicircles on each side.

The area of the rectangle is

The area of each semicircle is

Since there are two semicircles,

Pi's approximate value is 3.14, so