Problem #2236

2236.

A big $L$ is formed as shown. What is its area?

[asy] unitsize(4mm); defaultpen(linewidth(.8pt));  draw((0,0)--(5,0)--(5,2)--(2,2)--(2,8)--(0,8)--cycle); label("8",(0,4),W); label("5",(5/2,0),S); label("2",(5,1),E); label("2",(1,8),N); [/asy]

$\textbf{(A)}\ 22 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 24 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 26 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 28 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 30$

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