## Elementary Technical Mathematics

The best way to find the area of a T shaped figure is to separately compute the area of the rectangle that forms the top of the T and the rectangle that forms the bottom of the T, and sum the two areas. $8in \times 3in = 24 sq\ in$ $4in \times 7in = 28 sq\ in$ $24 sq\ in + 28 sq\ in = 52 sq\ in$