What is the area of the figure shown at the left?

A.) 22

B.) 26

C.) 30

D.) 32

**Find the area of the triangle, at the top of the figure.**

**base x height**

------------------------- = area of a triangle

2

------------------------- = area of a triangle

2

3(4)

------ = area of triangle {substituted base and height into area formula}

2

= 6 {simplified}

**Find the area of the rectangle, at the bottom of the figure.**

**length x width = area of a rectangle**

5(4) = area of rectangle {substituted length and width into area formula}

= 20 {multiplied}

**Add the area of the triangle with the area of the rectangle.**

6 + 20

= 26

**B.) 26**

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