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.

Choices:
A. triangle and square
B. squares
C. square and rectangle
D. triangle and circle
Correct Answer: A
Solution:
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