Pre-Algebra : Perimeter of a Triangle

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Example Questions

Example Question #71 : Perimeter

What is the perimeter of an equilateral triangle with a side of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the formula to find the perimeter of an equilateral triangle.  All three sides are equal.

Substitute the side length.

Example Question #331 : Geometry

If the area of an equilateral triangle is 10, and the height is 10, what must be the perimeter of the triangle?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write area formula for a triangle.

Substitute the area and the height to find the length of the base.

The base, or the length one side of the triangle, is two.

An equilateral triangle has three equal sides.  Multiply the base by three to find the perimeter.

The answer is:  

Example Question #11 : Perimeter Of A Triangle

What is the perimeter of an isosceles triangle with a base length of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

For an isosceles triangle, two of the side legs are equal. It is necessary to know two of the three sides in order to sum the lengths. The problem only gave us the length of the base. 

There is not enough information to solve this question since the length of the other leg is unknown.

Example Question #11 : Perimeter Of A Triangle

Find the perimeter of an isosceles triangle with a base of 4 inches and side length of 10 inches.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

An isosceles triangle has two sides that have the same length. If the base is 4 and one of the sides is 10, then the other side is also 10.

Example Question #331 : Geometry

An isosceles triangle measures  inches along its two equal sides, and  inches along its third side.  What is the area of the triangle? 

Possible Answers:

 square inches

 square inches

 square inches

 square inches

 square inches

Correct answer:

 square inches

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of any object, simply add the length of each side together.  The best answer is:

 square inches

Example Question #11 : Perimeter Of A Triangle

An equilateral triangle measures  inches along its side.  What is the area of the triangle? 

Possible Answers:

 square inches

 square inches

 square inches

 square inches

 square inches

Correct answer:

 square inches

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of any object, simply add the length of each side together.  The best answer is:

 square inches

Example Question #11 : Perimeter Of A Triangle

Find the perimeter of an equilateral triangle with a side of length 14 inches.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula for the perimeter of a triangle is

where ab, and c are the lengths of each side. 

We know that an equillateral triangle has 3 equal sides. Therefore,

Therefore, the perimeter of an equillateral triangle with a side of length 14 inches is 42 inches.

Example Question #341 : Geometry

A man is planting a flower bed in the shape of a triangle.  It measures three feet along one edge, four feet along another, and five feet along its final edge.  What is the perimeter of the triangle?

Possible Answers:

 square feet

 square feet

 square feet

 square feet

 square feet

Correct answer:

 square feet

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of any object, simply add the length of each side together.  The best answer is:

 square feet

Example Question #12 : Perimeter Of A Triangle

An isosceles triangle measures eight inches along its two equal sides, and ten inches along its third side.  What is the area of the triangle? 

Possible Answers:

 square inches

 square inches

 square inches

 square inches

 square inches

Correct answer:

 square inches

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of any object, simply add the length of each side together.  The best answer is:

 square inches

Example Question #11 : Perimeter Of A Triangle

An isosceles triangle measures  inches along its two equal sides, and  inches along its third side.  What is the area of the triangle? 

Possible Answers:

 inches

 inches

 inches

 inches

 inches

Correct answer:

 inches

Explanation:

To find the perimeter of any object, simply add the length of each side together.  The best answer is:

 inches

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