SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to find the perimeter of a square

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

What is the perimeter of a square of area 36? 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The area of a square is the square of the length of its side (all sides are equal in a square). If the area is 36, then the length of each side is 6. 

The perimeter of a square is 4 times the length of its side. Therefore, 4 times 6 is 24.

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

Which of the following is NOT a quadrilateral?

Possible Answers:

trapezoid

parallelogram

rhombus

nonagon

Correct answer:

nonagon

Explanation:

Quadrilaterals have 4 sides. A nonagon has 9 sides. 

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

What is the perimeter of a square that has a side measuring 3 inches in length? 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Perimeter is the sum of all the sides. For a square, .

Therefore, for this square, 

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

What is the perimeter of a square that has a side measuring 1 inch in length? 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Perimeter is the sum of all the sides. For a square, 

Therefore, for this square, 

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

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What is the perimeter of the square?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of this square, add all four sides together. Even though we are only given one side's length, every side of a square always has the same length!

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

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What is the perimeter of the square?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of a square, simply add all four sides together. Even though we are only given one side's length, squares always have four, equal sides!

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

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What is the perimeter of the square?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of a square, add all four sides together. Since each side of a square is the same length, we only need one side's length to figure out the perimeter of a square!

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

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What is the perimeter of the square?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of a square, simply add all four sides together. Since squares always have four equal sides, we only need the length of one side to determine the perimeter!

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

If John draws a square with a side of 7 centimeters, what is the square's perimeter? 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of a square, multiply the side length by 4:

Adding all four sides will produce the same result:

 

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

Which formula would you use to find the perimeter of a square?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The perimeter of a square is the sum of all its sides: 

 

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