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1-40.

The pattern below is composed of nested squares.

Draw the next figure in the pattern.

How are the dimensions of the squares changing?

Find the area of the shaded region for the figure you drew in part (a).

Find the area of the shaded region by subtracting the area of the white square from the total area.