Posted by **Steven** on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 11:31pm.

How would you find the area of a shape shaped like a candy cane?

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**Bethany**, Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 11:43pm
Same way you would find the surface area of a cylinder? I'm not sure if I'm correct.

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**Steven**, Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 11:47pm
Along with this question, how would you find the area of the outer-part of a racing track?

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**Bethany**, Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 11:51pm
What shape is the track?

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**Steven**, Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 11:54pm
one of those oval shaped, racecar/track and field tracks

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**Bethany**, Monday, January 13, 2014 at 12:06am
Well since its an oval, just subtract the bigger/outer oval from the inner/smaller oval to get the area of the track I think.

Area of oval = Pi * A * B; where A is the length from the center to the longer side of the the oval and B is the length from the center to the opposing side. If that makes sense? not completely sure though.

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**Steven**, Monday, January 13, 2014 at 12:12am
Ok, thanks!

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