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Concept of areas

Problem

Each square in the grid is a 1×1 meter square.
A shape with 8 sides made up of 10 squares is drawn on a grid. The length of each side is as follows, beginning at the top and continuing in a clockwise pattern: 1 square to the right, 3 squares down, 2 squares to the right, 1 square down, 2 squares to the left, 4 squares down, 1 square to the left, and 8 squares up.
What is the area of the shape?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi or 2/3 pi
square meters