The Oil Slick: Area Project by Cami Lowery
I had approached the problem by finding the area of the shapes one by one. I started off with the triangles, then the circle, and finally the squares and rectangles. Afterwards, I chosen to write my answers down on a sheet, while doing my work at the same time. I had found that a lot easier, and I moved along a lot quicker than I expected.
1.) While taking a second look at the polygons, (not including the circle) I think my area is not the exact measure of the space affected by the spill, but I do think it is close to be exact.
2.) Even though I don't think the area is not the exact measure, I do think that my area is accurate. I would most likely expect my answer to be a little less than the actual area.
3.) After measuring the different quadrilaterals, and adding the areas' all together, I have come up with a total of 24265.75.
4.) The total area for all of the shapes added together, the total area of the oil spill is 30,331.15