Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

The total area = 25344 ft$^{2}$
To find the area of the shape we simply break the she into two squares and one parallelogram, find the area of each, and then sum the results. Area of a Parallelogram: $A$$_{par} = b$$h$ Therefore: $A$$_{par} = (96 ft)(72 ft) A$$_{par}$ = 6912 ft$^{2}$ Area of a Square: $A$ = $l$$w Therefore: A$$_{1}$ = (96 ft)(96 ft) $A$$_{1} = 9216 ft^{2} A$$_{2}$ = (96 ft)(96 ft) $A$$_{2} = 9216 ft^{2} Total Area = A$$_{total}$ = $A$$_{par} + A$$_{1}$ + $A$$_{2} A$$_{total}$ = 6912 ft$^{2}$ + 9216 ft$^{2}$ + 9216 ft$^{2}$ $A$$_{total}$ = 25344 ft$^{2}$