College Placement Test What is the area of the figure below? y xy A.x(y - 2) B.y x C. 2x x y x D.E.

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College Placement Test
What is the area of the figure below?
y
xy
A.
2
x(y - 2)
B.
2
y x
C.
2x
x y x
D.
2
E. None of these
2
2
2
2
2
x
x y x
D.
2
2
1
Area  bh
2
2
Explanation:
y
x
Use the Pythagorean
Theorem to find the base.
a b  c
x b  y
b  y x
b  y x
2
2
2
2
base
2
2
y x
2
2
2
2
2
height
2
1
Area 
y  x ( x)
2
2
2
x y x
Area 
2
2
2
2

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