Definition of Compound Shape: A compound shape is formed by combining simple shapes (e.g., rectangles, triangles, circles).

Method and Examples for Finding Area:Â Break down the compound shape, calculate each simple shape’s area, and then add or subtract as necessary based on the layout of the compound shape.

Application â€“ Painting Cost Calculation: Calculate the area of a wall minus a door and circular window, then multiply by cost per square metre.