How to Find the Perimeter of a Rectangle: Formula & Example


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What is the perimeter of the following rectangle?

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1. What is the perimeter of the following rectangle?

2. Charlie wants to build a room with a perimeter of 60 feet. Which of the following is not a possible length and width of this room?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you use our worksheet and quiz, you'll practice solving problems that ask for the perimeter of rectangular shapes. You will also have to know general information about perimeter as well as how to insert numbers into the perimeter formula.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Problems you will most likely see on this quiz include:

  • Solve for the perimeter of a rectangle using length and width
  • Given the perimeter, work backwards to find out length and width possibilities
  • Solve for length or width given perimeter plus one other variable

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet help you practice these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how many sides you would need to know in order to measure perimeter
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to plug information into the perimeter formula
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of perimeter to calculate length or width

Additional Learning

To gain a better understanding of this subject, check out our lesson titled, How to Find the Perimeter of a Rectangle: Formula & Example. Lesson topics include:

  • Properties of rectangles
  • Congruence
  • Perimeter definition and formula