Area and Perimeter  88 views

Kelly Boushell on 23 Apr 15Interactive website that takes you step by step through finding area and perimeter.
The perimeter of a polygon is the sum of the lengths of all its sides.
Example:
What is the perimeter of a rectangle having sidelengths of 3.4 cm and 8.2 cm? Since a rectangle has 4 sides, and the opposite sides of a rectangle have the same length, a rectangle has 2 sides of length 3.4 cm, and 2 sides of length 8.2 cm. The sum of the lengths of all the sides of the rectangle is 3.4 + 3.4 + 8.2 + 8.2 = 23.2 cm.
Example:
What is the perimeter of a square having sidelength 74 cm? Since a square has 4 sides of equal length, the perimeter of the square is 74 + 74 + 74 + 74 = 4 × 74 = 296.