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MEAP Preparation - Grade 6 Mathematics
3.27 Finding Area/Perimeter of Squares and Rectangles

Square
Area of a square = side x side, A = a x a
Perimeter of a square is 4 x side: P = a + a + a + a = 4a

Rectangle
Area of a rectangle = length x width, A = l x w
Perimeter of a rectangle the sum of the lengths of its sides, P = l + w + l + w = 2l + 2w = 2(l + w)

Example: Find the area of square of side 4 inches.
Area of square = side x side
Area = 4 x 4
Answer: 16 square inches

Example: Find the perimeter of rectangle whose length is 6 inches and width is 4 inches.
Perimeter of rectangle = 2(l+b)
Perimeter = 2(6+4)
Answer: 20 square inches.


Directions: Answer the following questions. Also write at least 10 examples of your own.
Q 1: Find the area of a rectangle l=50 in ; w = 37 in
185 in.
1850 in.
1850 sq. in
174 in.

Q 2: Find the perimeter of a rectangle l=12 ft ; w = 8 ft
40 ft.
20 ft.
96 sq. ft.
40 sq. ft.

Q 3: Find the perimeter of a rectangle l=28 cm ; w=84 cm
224 cm
840 cm
2,352 cm
112 cm

Q 4: Find the perimeter of a square side = 9 in
18 in.
36 in.
81 in

Q 5: Find the perimeter of a rectangle l=50 in ; w = 37 in
174 sq. in.
174 in.
87 in.
87 sq. in

Q 6: Find the area of a rectangle: l=28 cm ; w=84 cm
840 sq. cm
2,352 sq. cm
224 sq. cm
112 sq. cm

Q 7: Find the perimeter of a regular pentagon side = 8 in
56 in.
40 in
48 in

Q 8: Find the area of a square side = 9 in
36 sq in.
18 sq. in.
81 sq. in.

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