Solve for Area of Shaded Region Worksheet

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The area of a shaded region is the unknown area of the shape. This can be any shape such as, square, rectangle, circle and so on. Sometimes, you need to find the area of a circle within a rectangle. However, it is very easy to find the area of a shaded region.  

Grade 7
Surface Area And Volume
7.G.B.6 7.G.B.4

Teaching Area of Shaded Region Easily


  • Firstly, find the area of figures. Suppose, the figure is a rectangle whereby, you need to find the area of a shaded region. So, find the area of the smaller rectangle and then the total area. 


  • Secondly, subtract the areas accordingly to get an appropriate result. 


  • To determine the area of a shaded region, it totally depends on the figure or shape. 


Here is an example to solve a question to find the area of a shaded region. Let’s look at the given example mentioned below to understand more about the concept.



Q. Find the area of the shaded region. 


Step 1: Firstly, find the area of the inner square. 

So, 2 * 2 = 4 cm square units. 


Step 2: Secondly, find the area of the outer shape. 

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