Ok welcome to lesson 2 the topic is area.  Knowing how to find the area and volume of basic figures is a critical skill for the GED.  As long as you know the formulas I don’t think you will have a problem learning the material.  One thing I want you to keep in mind is area and volume have different units of measure.  Knowing the correct units of measure is important to identifying a correct solution so pay special attention to the units I use in the lesson.

Things to focus on in this lesson:

• the units of measure for area
• the area formulas for basic figures

#### Area of Basic Figures

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 Well done you finished lesson 2 on area.  You should be able to: * find the area of basic figures * know how to use all the area formulas * understand the units of measure for area Now that you understand basic area we can continue to learn about surface area Lesson 3:  Surface Area of Basic Figures Lesson 1: Circles Area and Circumference Lesson 2:  Area of Basic Figures Lesson 3:  Surface Area of Basic Figures Lesson 4:  Volume of Basic Figures Lesson 5:  The Distance and Midpoint Formulas Lesson 6:  The Pythagorean Theorem Section Practice Problems Below: