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# How do you find the area of an irregular shape?

An irregular shape is a shape that has sides and angles of any length and size.

## Answer: The area of an irregular shape can be found out by dividing the irregular shape into two or more regular shapes.

A regular shape is a shape that has equal sides and equal interior angles.

**Explanation:**

Let's consider an example.

We can find the area of the following figure by dividing it into a square and an equilateral triangle.

The area of a square with a side of 4 units would be 16 square units while the area of an equilateral triangle with a side of 4 units would be 4√3 square units.

Thus, the total area of the given irregular shape would be 16 + 4√3 square units.

### Hence, the area of an irregular shape can be found out by dividing the irregular shape into two or more regular shapes.

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