composite figures

Definition of Composite Figures

  • If a figure is made from two or more geometric figures, then it is called a Composite Figure.

Example of Composite Figures

  • The given figure is made of two triangles and one rectangle as shown below.

So, the given figure is a composite figure.

Solved Example on Composite Figures

Identify the shapes used to construct the composite figure shown.

A. triangle and square
B. squares
C. square and rectangle
D. triangle and circle
Correct Answer: A
Step 1: Look at the figure. It has two parts.

Step 2: Triangle is used to make the upper part and square is used to construct the lower part.
Step 3: So, the shapes used to construct the figure are triangle and square.

Related Terms for Composite Figures

  • Composite Solid
  • Plane shape
  • Square
  • Triangle