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How do you find surface area of a four sided thing which is not square or rectangle?


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2011-09-13 01:44:18
2011-09-13 01:44:18

FIRST, measure the bottom half. (Measure A)

SECOND, measure a STRAIGHT verticle line from top to bottom. (Measure B)

Multiply A by B.

This works because it can be turned into a rectangle or square. First, make a sraight verticle line starting from the left hand bottom corner. Go up until you meet the upper line. The triangle you have just created should fit into the space that is unoccupied to make a square/rectangle.

Hope this helped!

. okay, that didnt help. because the poor person up there, probably my reincarnation, SAID ITS NOT A SQUARE OR A RECTANGLE. like all sides uneven, pretty retarded looking excuse for a shape. your wrongggggggggggggg and i need help. rawr.

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