This Is Not Impossible! Solve For The Triangle’s Area

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This is a delightful problem. Find the area of the triangle defined by the four squares. It seems impossible but it can be solved with the right perspective. Can you figure it out?

Sources
Puzzle by Catriona Shearer

I read it on the blog Math With Bad Drawings.
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