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How do you work out perimeter?

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Answered Apr 20Maths
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Usman Gul MohammedMaking Maths simpler and easier to grasp!

Perimeter is the sum of all the sides on the outside of the shape

Answered Mar 20Maths
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George RobertsEnthusiastic Maths tutor and Engineering undergraduate131 students helped

The perimeter Is the sum of the lengths of every side of that particular shape. For example, for a rectangle with 4 sides, 2 of length 4cm and the other 2 of length 6cm. Then the perimeter would be 4+4+2+2=12cm.

Answered Mar 20Maths
Alina HussainHard-working tutor and who is ready to teach!11 students helped

The perimeter is when a measurement is taken of a shape. For example, to find the perimeter of a square, you will need to find a measurement of the whole square. This would be done by measuring how many centimetres one line is and then measure how many centimetres the other 3 lines are. You would then need to add up all 4 measurements of the square to give you the perimeter of the square.

Answered Mar 20Maths
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Sofiya HodgkinsonVersatile tutor and undergraduate at University of Turin196 students helped

Hey there! Well, a perimeter in the context of Maths is exactly what it is when we use it colloquially - e.g. surveying the perimeter... You look at the distance around an object, it might be a house, it might be a country... it might just be a bookshelf! You add the distances of the sides of the object, going all the way from point A around to reach that same point again.

Answered Mar 20Maths
Stacey RebeccaPassionate tutor and undergraduate at The University of Exeter11 students helped

The perimeter is just all the sides of a shape added together- for example a square with a side of 2cm would have a perimeter of 8cm (4 x 2cm)

Answered Mar 20Maths
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Rhiannon PumphreyEnthusiastic and experienced teacher1 students helped

To find the perimeter you must add up the length of all the shape's sides. The total will be the perimeter of the shape.

Answered Mar 20Maths
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Karina Ng1 students helped

The perimeter is the sum of the lengths of the edges of the shape: in other words, it is a path that encompasses a shape. For a square, the perimeter is four times the length of an edge since all sides have the same length (e.g. if a square has a side length of 2cm, its perimeter is 2x4=8cm). For a rectangle, the perimeter will be the sum of the bases and the heights, i.e. 2 times (base+height) or base+base+height+height. To find the perimeter of a triangle, add up the lengths of the three sides. The same reasoning/method can be used for other shapes and polygons. However, the perimeter of a circle, also called the circumference, has to be calculated using the equation 2Ο€r, where Ο€ (pi) is a constant approximately equal to 3.14 and r is the radius of the circle (the radius of a circle is the distance from the centre of the circle to a point on the circumference). The equation Ο€d can also be used to find the perimeter of a circle, where d is the diameter of the circle (a line that passes through the centre of a circle and has end-points that lie on the circumference; two times the radius of a circle). The units of perimeter are the same as the units of the sides/edges/radius of the shape (e.g. if a circle has a radius of x cm, it has a circumference of y cm).

Answered Mar 20Maths
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Ryan LaiPhysics Student at UCL | Past Teaching Experience | Online Tutoring Available494 students helped

The perimeter is the length of the outline of a shape. To find the perimeter of a rectangle or square you have to add the lengths of all the four sides. There are different units for perimeter and area The perimeter has the same units as the length of the sides of rectangle or square.

Answered Apr 19Maths
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Sebastian Dows-MillerExperienced language tutor and Oxbridge mentor with over 200 hours experience1 students helped

The perimeter of a shape is essentially just the combined length of its edges, so the simplest way to work out a perimeter is to work out the lengths of the edges and add them together. For equal-sided shapes like squares, this is just a case of working out the length of one side and multiplying that number by the total number of sides (in the case of a square: 4). To work out the perimeter of a circle, you should use the equation 2Ο€r, where Ο€ is the constant β€˜pi’ (3.14159...) and r is the radius of the circle (the distance from the centre to the outer edge).