High School Math : How to find the perimeter of a rhombus

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Example Questions

Example Question #113 : Quadrilaterals

This figure is a rhombus with a side of 8 in.Rhombus

What is the perimeter of the rhombus (in)?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The perimeter of the rhombus is the distance around the outside of the figure.  Since a rhombus has 4 congruent sides, the perimeter is simply .

Example Question #114 : Quadrilaterals

You are given a rhombus with a side of  meters. What is the perimeter of the rhombus? 

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

 meters 

Explanation:

A rhombus is a quadrilateral ( sided figure) with congruent sides. The perimeter is the sum of the sides. Thus, to find the perimeter of the rhombus, we multiply the perimeter by . This gives us  meters. 

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