Additive Property of Area


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The following is true about the Additive Property of Area:

  • The area of the union of two or more non-overlapping regions is the sum of the areas of each of the regions.


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Determining the area covered by overlapping figures is not the sum of the area of each figure. This does not represent the Additive Property of Area.

overlapping figures

TEKS: 3(6)(D)