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# What is the formula for perimeter of a rectangle?

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###### February 25, 2010 2:55AM

2l +2w

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### What is a perimeter of a rectangle?

That depends. The perimeter of a rectangle equals the all the
sides added together!
The perimeter of a rectangle is the distance around it. The
formula for finding the perimeter of a rectangle is: P = 2L + 2W
(the length x 2 added to the width x 2). Example: A 5x10 rectangle
has a perimeter of 30: (5x2 + 10x2 = 30)

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### Formula of a rectangle?

There is no formula for a rectangle. There are formula for
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sides, or it is possible to calculate the length of one pair of
sides given the other sides and the area or perimeter, or the two
lots of sides given area and perimeter and so on.

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### Explain why the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle and the formula for the perimeter of a square are different?

When you think about it for a while, they're really NOT
different.
The rectangle formula needs a bit more detail, because its sides
don't all have
the same length, so its length and its width have to be handled
separately. But
the rectangle formula works perfectly well if you use it to find
the perimeter of a
square.