ISEE Upper Level Math : How to find the perimeter of a pentagon

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

Find the perimeter of a pentagon with a side of length 12in.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of a pentagon, we will use the following formula:

where a is the length of one side of the pentagon.

 

Now, we know the length of one side of the pentagon is 12in.

Knowing this, we can substitute into the formula.  We get

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

Find the perimeter of a pentagon with a side having a length of 21in.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

A pentagon has 5 sides.  To find the perimeter, we will use the following formula:

where a is the length of a side of the pentagon.

 

Now, we know the length of a side of the pentagon is 21in.

Knowing this, we will substitute into the formula. We get

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

Find the perimeter of a pentagon with a side having a length of 15cm.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of a pentagon, we will use the following formula:

where a is the length of one side of the pentagon.  Because a pentagon has 5 equal sides, we can use any side in the formula. 

So, we know the length of one side of the pentagon is 15cm.  So, we can substitute.  We get

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

A pentagon has a side of length 11in.  Find the perimeter.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of a pentagon, we will use the following formula:

where a is the length of one side of the pentagon.

 

Now, we know the length of one side of the pentagon is 11in.

Knowing this, we can substitute into the formula.  We get

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

Find the perimeter of a pentagon with a side having a length of 9in.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

A pentagon has 5 equal sides.  To find the perimeter of a pentagon, we will use the following formula:

where a is the length of one side of the pentagon. 

Now, we know a side of the pentagon has a length of 9in. So, we get

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