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A rectangle with a height, 4, surmounted by a right triangle on the left side and a quarter circle on the right side. On the left side, the angle between the rectangle height and the triangle is 125 degrees. The radius of the circle is 4.Find the area and perimeter of the shape at right. Assume that any non-straight portions of the shape are part of a circle. Show all work.  

A right triangle, the first quadrant of a circle, and a rectangle.

Break up the shape into smaller, more manageable shapes.
There is more than one way to do this.

The angle opposite the triangle leg labeled 4 is 35 degrees. The radius of the circle is 4 and the short side of the rectangle is 4.

Fill in all known angles and lengths.

The other leg in the triangle is labeled, x.

Use trigonometry to find the length of the triangle's unknown leg.

The long side of the rectangle is labeled x plus 4.

Find the area of each the smaller shapes.

How does each of these smaller areas relate to the area of the larger shape?

The hypotenuse of the triangle is labeled, a. The first quadrant arc of the circle is labeled, b.

Find the lengths of the sides that form the perimeter
of the original shape. Start with the hypotenuse of
the triangle.

Add these answers together to find the perimeter of the entire shape.