# High School Math : How to find the perimeter of a square in pre-algebra

## Example Questions

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

Find the perimeter of a square with a side of 4 meters.

Explanation:

Since each side in a square is equal, and perimeter involves adding up all of the sides, multiply 4 by 4 to get 16 meters.

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

What is the perimeter of a square with a side length of ?

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of a square you must multiply the side length by .

To do this we plug the side length into the equation

Multiply the side length, , by  to get the answer .

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

What is the perimeter of the square with a side length of ?

There is insufficient information to solve.

Explanation:

The way to find the perimeter of a square is to add up the lengths of all the sides. Since this is a square, each side will have the same length; if one of the sides is , the other sides will be 8 as well.

From here:

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

What is the perimeter of a square if one side is ?

We need to know the lengths of the other sides in order to be able to solve.

Explanation:

Each of the sides of a square is equal. This means we can take the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle, , and say that, for a square, .

Since the problem gives us the length of the side, we can solve:

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

If the perimeter of a square is , what is the length of each side?

There is insufficient information to solve

Explanation:

Each of the sides of a square is equal. We can take the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle, , and say that for a square, , or .

The problem gives us the perimeter so we can solve:

Divide both sides by :

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

If the perimeter of a square is , what is the side length?

Explanation:

The formula for the perimeter of a square is .

Plug in our given information.

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

What is the perimeter of a square with a side of ?

Explanation:

The formula for perimeter of a square is .

Plug in our given information.

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

What is the perimeter of a square with a side length of ?

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of a square, you must multiply the side length by .

To do this we plug the side length into the equation .

Then multiply the side length by .

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

The perimeter of a square is . What is the length of each side?

Explanation:

The perimeter is the sum of each of the sides of the shape. Since this is a square, all the sides will be equal. Therefore, the formula for the perimeter of a square is .

Plug in our given information to solve:

Since we have four 's, we can combine like terms:

Now divide by :

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

What is the perimeter of a square with a side length of ?