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    Greatest possible area of the shaded region? There are two rectangles (13x21) and (31x23) between them is s shaded area. The question asks me to find the greatest possible area for this region... Any idea how or where to begin? Do I find the greatest areas for the two rectangles and subtract them to give me the area of the shaded? Or do I find the least possible areas for the two triangles and subtract them?? Etc.

    It shouldn't take you anything to drop a snapshot of the question. That way we can help. I personally feel like you have not given us the true description of the question, because if you knew what the question was truly asking, you would have found the clue.

    Does it say that the measurements are correct to the nearest cm?
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