What is a perimeter? – Simple geometry

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The perimeter of this rectangle is in dark green.

The perimeter of this rectangle is in dark green.

The perimeter of a square or a triangle is the distance all the way around the edge – the green strip in this picture.

The circumference of a circle is also its perimeter. The perimeter of a quadrilateral, like a square or a rectangle, is always equal to twice the length plus twice the width. The perimeter of a triangle  or a hexagon is always equal to adding the length of all the sides together.

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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.

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