SSAT Middle 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

Florence wants to build a fence to surround her square garden.  The garden has an area of 16 square yards. How much fencing will she need?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

So this question requires you to know the formula for area for a square which is side squared.  

Thus, , so one side is the square root of 16, or 4.  

To figure out the perimeter, add up all of the sides of the square which are all the same (4).

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

A square has perimeter 89.4 centimeters. What is the length of one side?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

A square has four sides of equal measure, so divide its perimeter by 4:

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

A square has perimeter 16 feet 4 inches. What is the length of one side?

Possible Answers:

4 feet 5 inches

3 feet 11 inches

4 feet 1 inch

3 feet 9 inches

4 feet 3 inches

Correct answer:

4 feet 1 inch

Explanation:

One foot is equal to 12 inches, so the perimeter 16 feet 4 inches is equal to  inches.

An square has four sides of equal measure, so divide its perimeter by 4:

To convert 49 inches to feet and inches:

One side measures 4 feet 1 inch.

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

The length of one side of a square is  What is the perimeter of this square?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The perimeter of a shape is the distance around the outside boundry of that shape.

In order to find the perimeter, add up the lengths of the sides of that shape.

Because a square has four equal sides, add  to find the perimeter. Equivalently, multiply .

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

Find the perimeter of the square in the figure.

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Finding perimeter is easiest with squares. Perimeter is the distance around the outside of the figure. There are two good ways to find the perimeter. The first and longer method of finding perimeter is simply to add up the length of each side. Thus, we would take the length of top of the square and add it to the length of the right side. We'd continue all the way around. The formula for this method could be written like so: 

top + right side + bottom + left side = perimeter.

Since a square has equal sides all around, we could also write the formulalike so:

The second and easier way of finding perimeter for a square is a simplification of the first method. Instead of adding the same number four times we could simply multiply by 4. Written as a formula, this would look like this:

For the this question, your work should then look like one of these two options:

or

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

Find the perimeter of the square in the figure.

 Screen_shot_2014-02-26_at_4.07.44_pm

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Finding perimeter is easiest with squares. Perimeter is the distance around the outside of the figure. There are two good ways to find the perimeter. The first and longer method of finding perimeter is simply to add up the length of each side. Thus, we would take the length of top of the square and add it to the length of the right side. We'd continue all the way around. The formula for this method could be written like so: 

top + right side + bottom + left side = perimeter.

Since a square has equal sides all around, we could also write the formulalike so:

The second and easier way of finding perimeter for a square is a simplification of the first method. Instead of adding the same number four times we could simply multiply by 4. Written as a formula, this would look like this:

For the this question, your work should then look like one of these two options:

or

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

Find the perimeter of the square in the figure. 

Screen_shot_2014-02-26_at_4.10.45_pm

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Finding perimeter is easiest with squares. Perimeter is the distance around the outside of the figure. There are two good ways to find the perimeter. The first and longer method of finding perimeter is simply to add up the length of each side. Thus, we would take the length of top of the square and add it to the length of the right side. We'd continue all the way around. The formula for this method could be written like so: 

top + right side + bottom + left side = perimeter.

Since a square has equal sides all around, we could also write the formulalike so:

The second and easier way of finding perimeter for a square is a simplification of the first method. Instead of adding the same number four times we could simply multiply by 4. Written as a formula, this would look like this:

For the this question, your work should then look like one of these two options:

or

Example Question #8 : How To Find The Perimeter Of A Square

Find the perimeter of the square in the figure.

 Screen_shot_2014-02-26_at_4.13.19_pm

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Finding perimeter is easiest with squares. Perimeter is the distance around the outside of the figure. There are two good ways to find the perimeter. The first and longer method of finding perimeter is simply to add up the length of each side. Thus, we would take the length of top of the square and add it to the length of the right side. We'd continue all the way around. The formula for this method could be written like so: 

top + right side + bottom + left side = perimeter.

Since a square has equal sides all around, we could also write the formulalike so:

The second and easier way of finding perimeter for a square is a simplification of the first method. Instead of adding the same number four times we could simply multiply by 4. Written as a formula, this would look like this:

For the this question, your work should then look like one of these two options:

or

Example Question #9 : How To Find The Perimeter Of A Square

Find the perimeter of the square in the figure. 

Screen_shot_2014-02-26_at_4.15.43_pm

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Finding perimeter is easiest with squares. Perimeter is the distance around the outside of the figure. There are two good ways to find the perimeter. The first and longer method of finding perimeter is simply to add up the length of each side. Thus, we would take the length of top of the square and add it to the length of the right side. We'd continue all the way around. The formula for this method could be written like so: 

top + right side + bottom + left side = perimeter.

Since a square has equal sides all around, we could also write the formulalike so:

The second and easier way of finding perimeter for a square is a simplification of the first method. Instead of adding the same number four times we could simply multiply by 4. Written as a formula, this would look like this:

For the this question, your work should then look like one of these two options:

or

Example Question #10 : How To Find The Perimeter Of A Square

Find the perimeter of the square in the figure.

Screen_shot_2014-02-26_at_4.18.05_pm

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Finding perimeter is easiest with squares. Perimeter is the distance around the outside of the figure. There are two good ways to find the perimeter. The first and longer method of finding perimeter is simply to add up the length of each side. Thus, we would take the length of top of the square and add it to the length of the right side. We'd continue all the way around. The formula for this method could be written like so: 

top + right side + bottom + left side = perimeter.

Since a square has equal sides all around, we could also write the formulalike so:

The second and easier way of finding perimeter for a square is a simplification of the first method. Instead of adding the same number four times we could simply multiply by 4. Written as a formula, this would look like this:

For the this question, your work should then look like one of these two options:

or

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