### All Basic Geometry Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #842 : Basic Geometry

The length of one side of a square is 6 inches. What is the perimeter of the square?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To find the perimeter of a square, multiply one of its sides by 4.

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

The area of square is 196 square centimeters. What is the perimeter of ?

**Possible Answers:**

Cannot be determined.

**Correct answer:**

We know that .

We also know that since is a square, all of its sides are of equal length.

To get the measure of any one side of , take the square root of the area:

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Therefore each side of is 14 centimeters long.

To find the perimeter, multiply by 4:

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

A square tabletop has an area of . Find the perimeter of the tabletop.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

First find the length of each side.

Take the square root of the area to find the side length:

Since a square has equal sides, multiply the side length by to find the perimeter:

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

A square has an area of , what is the perimeter?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The area of a square is:

, where s is the side length of the square.

So using the numbers:

Therefore, every side of the square is 25.

Now to find the perimeter, a square has 4 equal sides:

The perimeter of the square is 100

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

A square garden has an area of 64 square feet. If you add 3 feet to each side, what is the new perimeter of the garden?

**Possible Answers:**

20

32

25

44

121

**Correct answer:**

44

By finding the square root of the area of the garden, you find the length of one side, which is 8. We add 3 feet to this, giving us 11, then multiply this by 4 to get 44 feet for the perimeter.

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

The area of the shaded region of a square is 18. What is the perimeter of the square?

**Possible Answers:**

20

24

28

36

**Correct answer:**

24

The area of the shaded region, which covers half of the square is 18 meaning that the total area of the square is 18 x 2, or 36. The area of a square is equal to the length of one side squared. Since the square root of 36 is 6, the length of 1 side is 6. The perimeter is the length of 1 side times 4 or 6 x 4.

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

The area of a square is . If the square is enlarged by a factor of 2, what is the perimeter of the new square?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The area of a square is given by so we know the side is 5 cm. Enlarging by a factor of two makes the new side 10 cm. The perimeter is given by , so the perimeter of the new square is 40 cm.

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

The diagonal of a square has a length of 10 inches. What is the perimeter of the square in inches squared?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Using the Pythagorean Theorem, we can find the edge of a side to be √50, by 2a^{2}=10^{2}. This can be reduced to 5√2. This can then be multiplied by 4 to find the perimeter.

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

What is the perimeter of a square with an area of ?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

1. Find the side lengths:

2. Use the side lengths to find the perimeter:

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

Find the perimeter of a square that has side lengths of .

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Use the following formula to find the perimeter of a square:

For the given square,

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