## Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

The total are = 650 m$^{2}$
To find the area of the entire object we simply break the object into 2 pieces: a triangle on the left and a parallelogram on the right. Area of a Triangle: $A$$_{tri} = \frac{1}{2}$$b$$h Therefore: A$$_{tri}$ = $\frac{1}{2}$(27 m)(20 m) $A$$_{tri} = 270 m^{2} Area of a Parallelogram: A$$_{parallel}$ = $b$$h A$$_{parallel}$ = (20 m)(19 m) $A$$_{parallel} = 380 m^{2} A$$_{total}$ = $A$$_{tri} + A$$_{parallel}$ $A$$_{total} = 270 m^{2} + 380 m^{2} A$$_{total}$ = 650 m$^{2}$