# Chapter 3 - Review: 16

$(45x+8)\ cm^2$

#### Work Step by Step

The area of the figure is the sum of the areas of the two rectangles. area = width x length $10(x-2)+7(5x+4)$ $\longrightarrow$distributive property $10x-20+35x+28$ $\longrightarrow$combine like terms $45x-20+28$ $\longrightarrow$combine constants $45x+8$

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