The figure is made up of 4 6-cm by 3-cm rectangles.

What is the area of the figure? cm^{2}.

What is the perimeter? cm.

The area is the sum of the four areas. So the area is
6 × 3 × 4 = 72 cm^{2}. And the
perimeter is the sum of the 4 perimeters of the rectangle minus 6 widths. So
the perimeter is

(6 + 3) × 2 × 4 – (6 × 3) = 54 cm.