# Intermediate Geometry : How to find the perimeter of a parallelogram

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Perimeter Of A Parallelogram

Find the perimeter of the parallelogram shown above.

Explanation:

In order to find the perimeter of this parallelogram, apply the formula:
.

The solution is:

### Example Question #2 : How To Find The Perimeter Of A Parallelogram

Find the perimeter of the parallelogram shown above.

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of this parallelogram, first find the length of the side: .

Since, , the side must be .

Then apply the formula:

### Example Question #3 : How To Find The Perimeter Of A Parallelogram

A parallelogram has a side length  that of the length of the base. If the length of the base is , find the perimeter of the parallelogram.

Explanation:

Since the side is  the length of the base, the side is equal to .

Then apply the formula .

The solution is:

### Example Question #12 : Parallelograms

Find the perimeter of the parallelogram shown above.

Explanation:

To solve this problem, apply the formula .

Since the length of the side is not provided in the figure, apply the formula , where  and  the side of the parallelogram.

The solution is:

Thus,

### Example Question #4 : How To Find The Perimeter Of A Parallelogram

A parallelogram has a base that is  times greater than the length of the side of the parallelogram. If the length of the side is , what is the perimeter of the parallelogram?

Explanation:

To solve this problem, first find the . Then to find the length of the base:

Then apply the formula:

### Example Question #5 : How To Find The Perimeter Of A Parallelogram

Find the perimeter (in inches) of a parallelogram that has a base of  and a side length of .

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of the parallelogram apply the formula: . However, to find the solution with the correct unit, convert  and . We can convert feet into inches because .

Thus, the solution is:

### Example Question #15 : Parallelograms

A parallelogram has a base length of  and a side length of . Find the perimeter of the parallelogram.

Explanation:

To solve this problem, apply the formula:

Since, the side length is equal to , the solution is:

### Example Question #6 : How To Find The Perimeter Of A Parallelogram

If a parallelogram has a base that is three times the length of the side, and the side length is equal to , what is the perimeter of the parallelogram in inches?

Explanation:

The side length of this parallelogram is  foot, which is equivalent to  inches because .

Thus, the base must be .

Then, apply the formula

### Example Question #7 : How To Find The Perimeter Of A Parallelogram

If a parallelogram has a base of  and a side length of , find the perimeter of the parallelogram.