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# When people say perimeter is the length times width do they mean the whole shape?

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If people say that "perimeter is the length times width" stop listening to them. They don't know what they are talking about.

Length times width is the area, not the perimeter. For a square or rectangle, the perimeter is double the sum of the length and the width.

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The perimeter has nothing to do with the area you have to times the width times height times length and that will give you the area of the shape

(length) (times) (width) (times) (two) l x w x 2 = THE TOTAL PERIMETER OF THE SHAPE

Perimeter: add all sides area: multiply length times width for rectangles

The perimeter of a square is simply 4 times the length of a side.The perimeter of a square is simply 4 times the length of a side.The perimeter of a square is simply 4 times the length of a side.The perimeter of a square is simply 4 times the length of a side.

if it is a triangle it is 1/2 times the length of the base times the length of the height, if it is a square or rectangle it is the length times the width, if it is a circle it is pi times the radius squared==========================In other words . . . You can'tdetermine the area from knowledge of the perimeter.You need more information in addition to the perimeter. You also need to be told theshape, and if it's not a circle, then you need to be given at least one dimension.If given only the perimeter, then there are an infinite number of shapes that couldhave that same perimeter, and for any shape that's not a circle, there are an infinitenumber of that shape that could have the same perimeter.

No. (a) it is perimeter, not perimeder (b) it is length, not lenght. Length times Width is area (for a rectangle). Perimeter is the sum of all the sides, so 2*(Length + Width)

2 times length plus 2 times width = perimeterhalf the perimeter of a rectangle

The area is the length times the width. The perimeter is two times the length plus two times the width.

The perimeter of a square is four times the length of a side - since the square has 4 sides of equal length.The perimeter of a square is four times the length of a side - since the square has 4 sides of equal length.The perimeter of a square is four times the length of a side - since the square has 4 sides of equal length.The perimeter of a square is four times the length of a side - since the square has 4 sides of equal length.

If the length is 12 feet and the width is 10.78 feet, then the perimeter is: length plus width times by two. (12 + 10.78) &times; 2 = 45.56 feet in total length.

It really depends on the shape. Different shapes have different relationships between perimeter and area. For similar shapes, the perimeter will increase linearly with the diameter, length, or any other linear measure, while the area will increase with the square of any linear measure. For example, if one square has ten times the side-length of another, its perimeter will also be ten times longer; but its area will be 100 times larger.

The perimeter is the length plus width times 2.

Subtract two times the length from the perimeter and cut that answer in half.

The answer depends on what information you have. If you have the length of a side, then the perimeter is nine times that length.

Area is length times width, perimeter is twice the sum of length and breadth.

Perimeter = length + length + width + width Let "w" = width, then "7w" must equal the length (because it's 7 times the width) 7w + 7w + w + w = perimeter 16w = perimeter

The perimeter is 2 times the length plus 2 times the width.

For a rectangle:Perimeter = 2 times (length plus width).This works for a square too.For a square:Perimeter = 4 times (length of any side).

For a square, the area is the length of a side squared and the perimeter is 4 times the length. If the area is 49, then the length of a side is 7. The perimeter is then 4 times 7, or 28.

Perimeter= 2length x 2widthSince the perimeter is 40 and 2 times the width is 16, that means 2 times the length is 24. The length is 12.

The perimeter of a square is four times the length of its side.

The perimeter is four times the length of any of the sides.

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