MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# The area of the following composite figure is 74 square inches. What is the area of the smaller rectangular part

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Answer: The area of the smaller rectangular part is 14 in².Step-by-step explanation:The smaller rectangular part has dimensions 7 in by 2 in. The area of it is the product of these dimensions: area = (7 in)×(2 in) = 14 in²___Comment on the implied problemThe area of the larger, lower rectangular part will then be the difference between the total area and that of the upper, smaller rectangular part: large rectangle area = 74 in² -14 in² = 60 in²That, too, is the product of the length and width of the rectangle, so ... 60 in² = (b)×(5 in) 12 in = b . . . . . . . . . divide by 5 in