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Susan's apartment is shown below. Assuming that all rooms are rectangular, find the quantities described below. All measurements are in feet.  

2 by 2 generic rectangle labeled as follows: Left edge top 

interior top left Bedroom

interior top right Bath

Left edge bottom 

interior bottom left Living Room

interior bottom right

bottom edge left ←      15     →

bottom edge right,  ←  8 →

  1. Find the area of her living room. 

    Area is the total square units of a shape.

    Area of a rectangle is base multiplied by height.

    Base Height

    Reminder! Don't forget your units.

  2. Find the area of her entire apartment.

    Follow the steps in part (a).

  3. How much larger than her bedroom is her living room?

    Find both and subtract the smaller area from the larger area.