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A square and a triangle 2014-02-02
From Veronica:
The perimeter of a square piece of land is twice the perimeter of an equilateral triangukar lot, if one side of the square is 60 meters, find the length of a side of the triangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a rectangle 2013-10-24
From sana:
if the length is given 70 m and the breadth is given as 40 m find the perimeter of the rectangle
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a 1.4 acre square 2013-08-29
From Destini:
I cannot figure out what the perimeter for 1.4 acres of land in the shape of a square. I have tried and tried and eventually tried to use a calculator and I still can't figure it out. Can you help me? Thanks!
Destini

Answered by Penny Nom.
Fencing a parcel of land 2013-03-11
From Koleen:
How much fencing do I need for an 56,850 parcel of land for a 15 stable horse barn
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of an equilateral triangle 2012-12-14
From shreyaarora:
if the area of on equilateral triangle is 24/3cm,then what is its perimeter
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a rectangle 2012-09-19
From aretha:
calculate the perimeter of a rectangle with the long side 462ft x 9inches and the short side 50% less.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area and perimeter of a rectangle 2012-03-01
From RAJIB:
PEREMETER OF A RECTANGLE IS 24. FIND THE AREA ?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two shapes 2012-01-06
From muhammad:
Question from muhammad, a student:

a boy has two pieces of wire each 99cm long .he bends them into the shapes shown below.calculate the radius of each figure,giving each answer to two decimal places.figures are one is semicircle and other on is half of the semicircle.

Answered by Harley Weston.
Triangles, area and perimeter 2012-01-01
From Panny:
I saw a question asked on your board without an answer.
How do I find the area of a triangle any triangle if I only know the perimeter..

Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a quarter circle 2011-11-10
From sierra:
how do you figure the perimeter of a quarter circle that has a radius of 12
Answered by Penny Nom.
Fencing around a pool 2011-07-12
From Anita:
The measurement of a swimming pool are 32 feet by 18 feet. How much fencing is needed if the fence is to be built 7 feet from each side of the pool?
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the perimeter if the area is 20 ft? 2011-05-10
From Brooke:
What is the perimeter if the area is 20 ft?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a figure 2011-04-27
From syed:
Hello I'm Syed from Bangladesh.

Please help me out! It is killing me.

The question is=2C find the perimeter of the figure. I can't find the perimeter.

I am enclosing the figure as an attachment.

Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a rectangle 2011-04-04
From aspen:
the perimeter of a rectangle is twice the sum of its length and its width. the perimeter is 40 meters and its length is 2 meters more then twice its width. what is the length?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Triangles with perimeter 16 cm 2011-02-22
From Chong:
How many triangles (up yo congruence) with perimeter 16 cm and whose lengths of its side are integers?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
The perimeter of a semicircle 2011-01-29
From Keith:
I have the perimeter of a semi circle of 37 but how do I calculate the diameter from this. This is all the information I have.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a quarter circle 2010-12-15
From kim:
how do you figure the perimeter of a quarter circle that has a radius of 7 inches? I would like to have the explanation of how you figure it out. Thank you
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a rectangle 2010-11-24
From shericka:
a rectangle has a perimeter of 60cm. its length is 5 times greater than its width. what is its length?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a semicircle 2010-11-11
From gayathri:
the area of semicircle is 1925sq.cm find perimeter
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Walking around an acre 2010-11-04
From sa:
if you walk around 1.66 acres 10 times how many miles have i walked
Answered by Robert Dawson.
The base of an isosceles triangle 2010-10-24
From Brian:
how can I find the base of an isosceles triangle from the height and the perimeter?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Limiting Cases in Geometry 2010-09-22
From Niki:
Consider a rectangle inscribed in a circle with a radius or R. What are the possible perimeters for the rectangle?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A circular 20 acre lake 2010-08-13
From Ken:
I jog around a circular 20 acre lake. Please help me learn the distance of the perimeter of the lake so I will know my jogging distance. Thanks
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Tyler Wood.
The dimensions of a driveway 2010-05-07
From Josh:
Dave and Jane have a new rectangular driveway. The perimeter of the driveway is 168 feet. The length is 12 feet longer than three times the width. What are the dimensions of the driveway?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a rectangle 2010-04-12
From Charlene:
The area of a rectangle is 390m^2. If its length is increased by 10m and its width is decreased by 6m, then its area does not change. Find the perimeter of the original rectangle.
Answered by Tyler Wood.
The perimeter of a lake 2010-03-29
From Bill:
I am trying to figure out the approx. perimeter of a 22 acre lake. Can I solve this by calculating the sq. ft. in 22 acres and then take the square foot to find out the sides of a 22 acre square and then add the sides together to get the perimeter?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a rectangle 2010-03-12
From makiah:
A rectangle has a perimeter of 12 meters.If each side is a whole number of meters, what are the possible dimensions for the length and width?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a square 2010-02-18
From richard:
My question is: In yards what is the perimeter of a piece of land totaling 6.2 acres. This land is a perfect square.
Answered by Melanie Tyrer.
The perimeter of a semicircle 2010-02-04
From Sarah:
The perimeter of a semicircle is doubled when the radius is increased by 7. Find the radius of the semicircle.
Answered by Tyler Wood.
Fencing a garden 2010-02-04
From kris:
How many meters of fencing do i need to enclose a garden if the yard is 26 meters long and half as wide?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a rectangle 2010-01-27
From debbie:
how many dimensions are there to get a perimeter of 400 feet for a rectangle?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The maximum area of a rectangle 2010-01-03
From Mohammad:
determine the maximum area of a rectangle with each perimeter to one decimal place?
a)100 cm b)72 m c)169 km d)143 mm

Answered by Penny Nom.
Perimeter 2009-12-23
From Jalyn:
I'm doing this math project comparing measurements and I want to know the perimeter of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Please Help me!

-Jalyn

Answered by Robert Dawson and Walter Whiteley.
A Lagoon, free form, inground swimming pool 2009-12-22
From donna:
What is the linear footage of a 14 x 23, Lagoon, free form, inground swimming pool?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Two similar pentagons 2009-11-16
From louis:
The lengths of five sides of a pentagon are 1,3,5,7,and 12 units. If the length of the longest side of a similar polygon is 18 units, find the perimeter of the larger pentagon. I think I figured it out Not sure though.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ms. Zoe's garden 2009-08-20
From Carisa:
Ms. Zoe has a few dilemmas. She plants a garden each yr. & last yr. the rabbits ate her tomato plants. She has limited space which is 8ft by 4ft. & wishes to maximize the space. Ms. Zoe is considering 3 possible shapes. Those shapes are a rectangle, a triangle, or a polygon. She needs to buy fencing materia to enclose the garden & wants to get the biggest bang for her money. Each tomatoe plant req. 4 sq.ft to so she needs to know the # of plants to purchase & also needs to how much fence to buy. Basically I needs to know how to figure the perimeter & area for the polygon
Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston.
Fencing five acres 2009-07-31
From Aaron:
Ok So I need to order fencing for my property I have 5 acres and would like to fence in the perimeter, I cant for the life of me figure out how many feet of fencing to order for help please im an idiot.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Stones around a pool 2009-06-01
From Jessica:
I am putting a yard pond in and I am trying to find out how many stones I would need for the perimeter.

The pond is 4ft (W) by ft (L) by 1.5ft (D)

Thank You,

Jessica

Answered by Penny Nom.
Area and perimeter 2009-05-07
From Kelly:
Why do objects w/ the same exterior linear feet have different interior sq ft? I.e. a 25x25 room has 625 sqft while a 20x30 room has only 600 sqft? I can visualize that by cutting and moving parts of the rectangle, you loose a 5x5 section, but I just can't get my head around why.
Answered by Robert Dawson and Stephen La Rocque.
The perimeter of a rectangle 2009-03-18
From marylyne:
the perimeter of the rectangular is 70 meters. if the width is 40% of the length, find the dimensions?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Area and perimeter 2009-03-11
From Keith:
My question I thought was simple until I couldn’t find an answer anywhere. I have a shape with lots of different curves and some straight lines. I know how many feet the perimeter is and that’s it. How am I able to find the square footage of an area if all I know is its perimeter length?

Thank you,

Keith

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Fencing 5 acres 2009-02-06
From bob:
How many feet of fencing is required to fence in 5 acres
Answered by Harley Weston.
Shapes 2009-01-29
From Rana:
I want to know about Circumference / Area / Volume of different shapes ie Circle , Oval , An Arc Trapezide etc
Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston.
Perimeters and scale factors 2009-01-24
From dennis:
I have this work that says how are the value of the ratios for the perimeters related to the scale factor? PLEASE HELP ME OUT
Answered by Harley Weston.
An area of 64cm squared and a perimeter of 64 cm. 2009-01-07
From Dale:
i need to draw an object that has an area of 64cm squared and a perimeter of 64 cm. Can you help me out......
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Two rectangular plots have the same area 2008-12-23
From Jason:
Two rectangular plots have the same area. The first has a perimeter of 40m while the second has a length 2m less than the first and a width 1m greater. Find the length and breadth of the first rectangle
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A standard bill on a highway 2008-12-19
From Stephanie:
A standard bill on a highway has a perimeter of 14 feet. the length of the bill board is 6 feet greater than triple the width. What is the length? what is the width?
Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a square acre 2008-11-27
From Amanda:
What is the perimeter of a square acre? Answer in feet, please.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Walking around a square 3.50 acre property 2008-11-21
From Ann:
How many times do I have to walk around the perimeter of my square 3.50 acre property to achieve 1 mile?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The height, base and perimeter of a triangle 2008-11-17
From Zack:
How would i calculate the height of a triangle if the base is 10cm and the area is 50cm²? If possible how would i calculate the length around the the triangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a square 2008-10-20
From Danny:
Is it possible to use a circumference measurement to find the area of a square when all 4 corners have a 1.75" radius?
Answered by Harley Weston.
The perimeter of a triangle 2008-09-29
From Debbie:
How do I calculate the perimeter of a triangle if the lengths of two sides are equal and all the angles are known?
Answered by Harley Weston.
The length of one side of a square 2008-09-28
From Mela:
The area of a square is 841cm².
What is the length of one side of the square?
What is its perimeter?

Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the perimeter of the rectangle? 2008-09-27
From Pauline:
A rectangle has an area of 27 squared inches. the height is 3 times the base What is the perimeter of the rectangle?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of an equilateral triangle 2008-09-11
From Gerry:
How can I find the perimeter (length of side) of an equilateral triangle if the only information I have is the altitude?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a right triangle 2008-09-09
From Shanon:
I know that A=1/2bh, but for the life of me cannot figure out my 6th graders math problem.

What is the perimeter of a right triangle whose area = 600 sq. ft.

Answered by Victoria West.
Half a circle 2008-09-04
From brandon:
what are the area and perimeter and area of half a circle??
Answered by Penny Nom.
A right angled triangle 2008-05-16
From bryan:
The sides of a right angled triangle are x, x+1, x+2 cm. Find the perimeter.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Fencing a triangular field 2008-04-29
From Julieta:
The area of a field shaped like a triangle is 750yards squared. One leg of the field is fenced with wood costing $5/yd. The remainder of the perimeter of the field is fenced with steel costing $10/yd. The perimeter of the field is 150yards. the total cost of the fencing is $1200.
a. What is the length of the leg fenced with wood?
b. what is the length of the leg fenced with steel?

Answered by Penny Nom.
The ratio of their perimeters to two regular hexagons 2008-04-29
From td:
Two regular hexagons have areas of 54 square root of 3 and 150 square root of 3, what is the ratio of their perimeters?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A circle inscribed in a triangle 2008-04-26
From Amar:
I have been given a circle inscribed in a triangle and have been told to prove that the ratio of the perimeter of the triangle to the circumference of the circle is the same as the ratio of the area of the triangle to the area of the circle. How would this be done?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Walter Whiteley.
The perimeter of a half acre square 2008-04-20
From s:
Measured in feet. What would be the perimeter of a square area of land measuring 1/2 acre?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a rhombus 2008-04-18
From susana:
how do you find the perimeter of a rhombus?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two intersecting circles 2008-04-17
From Muhammad:
Hi, how can we find the perimeter and area of the region common to two intersecting circles of radii 6 cm and 4 cm with centers 7 cm apart.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Perimeter, area and diagonals of a rectangle 2008-04-03
From jenea:
I have to find the perimeter as well as the area of a rectangle when given the diagonals are 12 units long and they intersect at a 60 degree angle. how do i find both the area and perimeter; do i use the 30 60 90 triangle rule?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
A 100 acre square pasture 2008-04-03
From Richard:
I need to know how many lineal feet there is around a 100 acre pasture that is square in shape. I am no longer able to get out and measure it myself, and cannot remember the math to compute it.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The rectangle with smallest perimeter 2008-04-01
From nicole:
when given an area,squares are the rectangles with the smallest perimeter write the length and width of the rectangle with the smallest perimeter
Answered by Penny Nom.
Circles and semicircles 2008-03-23
From sally:
Hi i am sally ,

i need to know what is the formula of :

Find perimeter and area of a semicircle ?

Find the area of a circle whose circumference ?

Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a sector of a circle 2008-02-28
From erica:
What is the perimeter of a sector if the radius is 18 and the middle arc is 150?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a shape 2008-02-17
From olivia:
Hello I've forgotten how to work out the perimeter of a shape. can you help me out????
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a semicircle 2008-02-02
From Lisa:
How do you find the perimeter of a semi circle when you are only given the diameter, say 24 units?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The smallest possible perimeter 2008-01-23
From RS:
If two points of a triangle are fixed, then how can the third point be placed in order to get the smallest possible perimeter of the triangle.
Answered by Chris Fisher and Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a figure 2008-01-11
From Kassandra:
I am trying to find out the perimeter of a semicircle. I do what the book says but, I always get it wrong. I usually don't have problems with math until now.

There is half a circle. It shows that the radius of the circle is 4 units.

And then below the half circle there is a square below it. The angles are right angles and the width is also 4 inches. I get close to the answer but, am usually off.

Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of circle 2007-12-15
From shaquilla:
what is the perimeter of a circle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2007-12-12
From tara:
The length if a rectangle is 5 feet less than twice its width. The perimeter of the rectangle is 38 feet. let w represent the width. write an equation for the perimeter of the rectangle in terms of w. Then solve the equation to find the length and width o the rectangle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Find the perimeter of the original rectangle. 2007-12-11
From Hannah:
The area of a rectangle is 360 square meters. If the rectangle's length is increased by 10 meters and the width is decreased by 6 meters, its area does not change. Find the perimeter of the original rectangle.
Answered by Melanie Tyrer.
The perimeter of Wisconsin 2007-11-26
From Kyle:
I am doing a project and I need to figure out the total perimeter of wisconsin in miles and only know the square miles of Wisconsin which is 65,503 and I need to get that to miles I have no clue how to do this. I've looked all of the computer for answers but got none. Thanks
Answered by Leeanne Boehm and Penny Nom.
How many yards of fencing do I need? 2007-11-16
From Terrie:
I have to order fencing for a 25-acre, rectangular field.One side of the field is 1/4 mile. How many yards of fencing do I need to enclose the field?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The width of a rectangle 2007-11-07
From BJ:
The perimeter of a rectangular field is yards. If the length of the field is yards, what is its width?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a circle sector 2007-10-25
From sara:
Hi! The area of a sector of a circle is 25 sqcm. The radius of the sector is 6 cm. Calculate the perimeter of the sector. Many thanks!!!
Answered by Penny Nom.
parabolic arch 2007-10-24
From ABHILASH:
How find parabolic arch perimeter.
Answered by Harley Weston.
The perimeter of an acre 2007-10-22
From juliana:
how many times can i walk around 2 acres of land to equal 1 mile?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Triangle perimeter and area 2007-10-05
From divakar:
The sides of the triangle are integers. The perimeter is 8. What is the area?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Find the area of the traingle 2007-10-02
From Indrajit:
The perimeter of a triangle is equal to the perimeter of a semicircle of radius 35 cm.The ratio of the triangles is 5:6:7. Find the area of the triangle? [pie = 22/7]
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The perimeter of a regular polygon 2007-09-18
From Ashwynn:
why does the area of regular polygons with a perimeter of 1000m increase as the number of sides increase?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The perimeter of a semi-circle 2007-09-11
From Confused:
What is the formula for the perimeter of a semi-circle? Can you please help me out!!! I need this answer by tomorrow.
Answered by Stephen la Rocque.
A right angles triangle 2007-09-05
From Daryl:
I have a right-angled triangle. two of its sides are 12.6cm. The third/last line is missing. How can I find the length of the last line?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
Finding the perimeter of a park 2007-08-25
From KT:
what are three formulas you can use to find the perimeter of a square park measuring 150 ft by 150 ft?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Area and perimeter 2007-08-16
From sheryl:
a 50*70 horse pen is 240 feet and 3500 square feet a 60*60 horse pen is 240 feet and 3600 square feet why is there a 100 square feet difference?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Finding the perimeter when you know the area 2007-08-15
From Lynne:
If a lot's area size is 17,642 square feet, how do I figure the perimeter?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The area and perimeter of a rectangle 2007-08-15
From Brooklyn:
Is there a way to find the perimeter of a rectangle if you have the area, or vice versa? If so, what is the equation?
Answered by Leeanne Boehm and Penny Nom.
Fencing cost 2007-08-11
From Ethel:
If ann wants to put up a fence for her dog around her 75ft x 55ft retangular yard, the hardware store has fencing materials for 7.50 per yard. How much would it cost her to purchase fencing material?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The perimeter of a sign 2007-08-04
From arul:
Hi
Please help me with the below question. The outline of a sign for an ice-cream store is made by placing 3/4 th of the circumference of a circle with radius 2 feet on top of an isosceles triangle with height 5 feet, as shown above. What is the perimeter, in feet, of the sign?
(A) 3pi+ 3 sqrt3
(B) 3pi + 6 sqrt3
(C) 3pi + 2 sqrt 33
(D) 4pi + 3 sqrt3
(E) 4pi + 6 sqrt3

Answered by Penny Nom.
An athletic track 2007-07-30
From tammy:
The inner boundary ABCDEF of an athletic track cinsists of two straight parts each 90m long and two semi circular ends as shown in the diagram.If the perimeter of the inner boundary is 400m, calculate the diameter AE of the inner semi circle.

Part 2. If the track is 3.5m wide an athlete starts the 400m run at X and remains in the outer lane . He finishes at Y(1) Calculate the outer diameter YZ
(2)The distance XY (take pie as 22/7)

Answered by Penny Nom.
Proof that any side of a triangle is less than half the perimeter. 2007-07-07
From Omkar:
Any side of a triangle is smaller than half of its perimeter, prove this in short ?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Can't find circumference of an ellipse 2007-07-06
From Michele:
I need to figure the circumference of an oval and I know the height and width.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a triangle 2007-06-20
From chelsie:
how do i find the perimeter of a triangle given the area, base, and height?
Answered by Penny Nom and Walter Whiteley.
A circle and polygon with equal perimeters 2007-06-05
From matthew:
Why does a circle have the largest area of any polygon when the perimeter is always 1000m for every polygon?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
The circumference of an ellipse 2007-05-25
From Graham:
I have an ellipse that I need to find the circumference of. It is 40ft at its longest point and 25ft at its shortest
Answered by Penny Nom.
Area of a hexagon (three ways to find it) 2007-05-24
From Josh:
I have to work out the area of a hexagon when I know that the perimeter of it is 1000m. I have tried many different ways but I get different answers.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Find the expression that represents it perimeter. 2007-04-01
From Amy:
A rectangle has sides of 3x-4 and 7x+10. Find the expression that represents it perimeter.
Answered by Steve La Rocque and Haley Ess.
Find the length and width of the football field 2007-03-19
From Bobbi:
The Length of a football field is 67 yards greater than the width. The perimeter of the field is 346 yards. Find the length and width of the football field
Answered by Haley Ess.
The dimensions of a rectangle with least perimeter for given area 2007-03-14
From Karlianna:
find dimensions of a rectangle with least perimeter for given area
A) 30cm2
b) 50cm2

Answered by Penny Nom.
How many feet is on one side of an acre? 2007-03-07
From Melinda:
How many feet is on one side of an acre?
Answered by Melanie Tyrer.
Walk around a 14 acre perimeter 2007-02-24
From Maria:
How many times would you have to walk around a 14 acre perimeter in order to walk 1 mile?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Perimeter of an octagon inside a circle 2007-02-08
From Courtney:
a regular octagon is inscribed in a circle with a radius of 12 cm. find the perimeter of the octagon?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The perimeter and area of a right angled triangle 2007-01-31
From Naveen:
I need to calculate the area of a right angled triangle. However the measurements of the 3 sides is missing. All we are told is that the perimeter of the triangle is 1000cm.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 140 acre rectangular piece of land 2007-01-27
From Dave:
What is the perimeter of a 140 acre rectangular piece of land that is three times longer that it is wide?
Answered by Penny Nom.
2000 acres 2007-01-22
From Kyle:
if you walked around around 2000 acres how many feet did you walk?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Find the area of the rectangle 2007-01-09
From Mike:
The perimeter of a rectangle is 72 in. The base is 3 times the height. find the area of the rectangle?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The rate of change of the perimeter of a square 2006-11-07
From Karli:
Find the rate of change of the perimeter of a square with respect to its area.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
How do you find the length and width of a rectangle if you know ... 2006-10-15
From Anne:
How do you find the length and width of a rectangle if you know the perimeter of the rectangle is 48 m and the area is 144 m squared?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
The perimeter of an acre 2006-09-23
From George:
I am trying to figure out how many feet go around the perimeter of one acre of land for a fence.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
How do I determine the length of the lot? 2006-09-22
From Dylan:
If a rectangular lot's perimeter is 340 feet, the width is 70 feet. How do I determine the length of the lot?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How do you get 15 square units to make a perimeter 16 units? 2006-09-12
From A student:
How do you get 15 square units to make a perimeter 16 units?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a pool 2006-06-05
From Troy:
How many Linear feet would a pool be if the pool was 18 by 38 foot oval
Answered by Penny Nom.
If the perimeter of a square is 1 foot, what is its area? 2006-04-27
From Larry:
If the perimeter of a square is 1 foot, its area is how many square inches?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Perimeter of a triangle atop a square 2006-04-13
From Mary:
There is an (irregular) pentagon that is made up of a square and a triangle. The triangle is directly on top of the square. The triangle is a right triangle. One of the angles is 45 degrees. One of the sides of the triangle is 4. What is the perimeter of the pentagon?
Answered by Penny Nom.
If a circle is elongated into an oval .. 2006-03-16
From Bruce:
If a circle is elongated into an oval, with constant circumference, does the area remain constant?
Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Rectangles with the same perimeter 2006-03-14
From Kristine:
If two rectangles have the same perimeter, will they also have the same area? Why
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a collection of squares 2005-12-11
From Catherine:
using 12 squares, make a number of patterns (squares joined). Find the perimeters. Find out how many points in the shape have four radiating lines i.e. are two lines intersecting. Write an equation to state the relationship between the lines and the perimeter.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The circumference of an oval pool 2005-05-18
From John:
I have an oval pool of which I am trying to find the circumference. it is 38 feet long and 19 feet wide
Answered by Penny Nom.
Perimeter and area of a semi_circle 2004-09-18
From A student:
I want to know how to find the perimeter and area of a semi-circle and a quarter-circle.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a triangle 2004-05-21
From A student:
In a triangle i have the length of a line and it's opposite angle.how can i calculate perimeter?(the angles are not right)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Area and perimeter 2004-03-12
From Sandy:
The rectange has an area of M square units and a perimeter of 2M units. What is the value of x?

The length of the rectange is 3, while the width of the rectange is x-1.

Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of a lot 2004-03-09
From Dave:

If our lot is 192.71 x 138.79 x 158.74 x 103.08

Question is what percentage of an acre is our lot?


Answered by Penny Nom.
The dimensions of a rectangle 2004-02-21
From Jane:
A rectangular label has an area of 176cm2 and a perimeter of 54cm. Find the dimensions of the label.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Areas, perimeters and derivatives 2004-02-15
From Geoff:
A recent lecture in my calculus class led me to realize that the derivative of the area of a circle, with respect to the radius is equal to the circumfrence. This also holds true for the relationship between the volume of a sphere and the surface area of that sphere:
why do these hold true? why is it only for circular objects?

Answered by Harley Weston.
A wooden deck around a pool 2003-07-09
From Dat:
A pond is enclosed by a wooden deck that is 3 feet wide. The fence surrounding the deck is 100 feet long.
  1. If the pond is square, what are its dimensions?

  2. If the pond is rectangular and the length of the is three times its width, what are the dimensions of the pond?

  3. If the pond is circular, what is the diameter of the pond?

  4. Which pond has the most area?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Setting up a word problem 2003-06-30
From Christie:
A rectangular corral is forty feet longer than it is wide. If the perimeter is 220 feet, determine the length and width of the corral.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Finding the area when the perimeter is known 2003-02-28
From Yvette:
What is the size of an area in sqare feet when the perimeter totals 842 feet.
Sides are 190ft+180ft+200ft+54ft+118ft+100ft.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Triangle perimeter 2003-01-30
From An Aunt:

Hi I'm the aunt of a middle school child. He need help with two problems and I don't understand how to show he how to do them. Can you help me.

  1. How do you find the perimeter for X=4, X=0.7, and X=5/6?

  2. And an acute triangle that bottom is (3X+1) cm, left side is (X+4) cm and the right is (2X+5)cm.

Can you show me not only the answer but also the steps that you used.


Answered by Penny Nom.
An octagon of perimeter 1,000 meters 2002-11-05
From Stephen:
my son has to work out the area of a octagon with a outside perimeter of 1,000 metres,
Answered by Penny Nom.
Perimeter 2002-06-05
From Tava:
I'm a grade four student from St. Mary school. In class we've been dicussing perimeters. So this is what we did; First we each got a piece of paper in the shape of the geoboards and our teacher told us to find as many different shapes of area of 12 square units. During this time we were given to find perimeters of shapes that had twelve square units one of our classmates discovered the biggest perimeter possible with twelve square units of 26 units. Another classmate discovered the smallest perimeter of fourteen units. Here's a question: Why are all the shapes with fourteen units all the same shape? and why are all the shapes with twenty-six units can be different? After we found the biggest and smallest shapes our teacher told us we each had to find at least one shape of the biggest and smallest. After we each foud a shape with a perimeter of twenty-six and fourteen we had to find different shapes with different perimeters. During that time we discovered different perimeters.

What we found was fourteen all the way up to twenty-six, but they all went by two's. Why didn't they count up by 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 etc? I think it's because the area is an even number. See if you added one "block" or "square" to it you always add three because at least one of the sides is together with another side. Whyare all the perimeters all even numbers?


Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of an ellipse 2002-02-14
From Harry:
I am planning to build a coffe table with an ellipse of 24x36 for the top. I wish to decorate the edge and need to know the lenght of the perimeter for lay out purposes. Is there an easy way to approximate this figure with out using intergal calculus?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Geometry 2001-04-21
From Rebecca:
How do you prove the following:
Let CD be an altitude of triangle ABC and assume that angle C=90 degrees. Let r1 and r2 be the inradii of triangle CAD and CBD, respectively, and show that r+r1+r2=CD, where r is the inradius of triangle ABC.

Answered by Chris Fisher.
Perimeter of an acre 2001-03-24
From Liz:
What is the perimeter of one acre of land?
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is my name? 2001-02-23
From Julia:
My perimeter is 12 cm. My sides are all equal. The sum of half my sides is equal to 6 cm. How many sides do I have? What is my name?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The perimeter of a football field 2000-10-18
From Paige:
The width of a football field is 67ft greater than the length. The perimeter is 480ft What is the width and length?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Hexagons 2000-02-23
From Mohd. Amjad:
I want to know about hexagons. What is the area and the perimeter of an hexagon?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Perimeter of an ellipse 2000-02-21
From Kurtis Proffit:
What is the formula for the perimeter or circumference of an ellipse?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Perimeter 1999-08-15
From Mel Nordan:
The length of a rectangle is IS 3 1/2 times its width. Its perimeter is 108cm. Find its length and width. Choices for the width: 12,18,24
Answered by Penny Nom.
A Polar Plot 1999-05-06
From Irene:
Consider the polar equation r=2-3Cos(theta/2) In the interval [o, 4Pi], how would you find the area of one of the leaves and also the length of one of the edges of a leaf?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Simplifying Radicals 1999-01-25
From Randy:
Find the perimeter of a rectangle in simplified radical form L=root80 W=root45. I would appreciate a detailed explination of the process for solving.
Answered by Jack LeSage and Penny Nom.
Area Calculation 1998-05-05
From Jessica:
There's a question I have that I hope you can answer about calculating area.

It seems to me that common sense says that if you have say 100 meters of fence, the area you can enclose should be a constant. Yet the math says it is not so. For example if you build a rectangle 10x40 the enclosed area is 400 square meters. But if you build a rectangle 5x45 then the area is 225 square meters, even though you've started with the same amount of fencing.

I know this is true, but can anyone explain IN ENGLISH why this is so?
Answered by Harley Weston.

Area of a Triangle. 1998-03-05
From Amanda:
How do you figure out the area of a triangle? You already have the perimeter and height
Answered by Penny Nom.
Limited area and unlimited perimeter. 1997-11-28
From Rosa:
There is a figure, it has unlimited perimeter but has limited area , what is the figure and how to draw it ?

Thank you very much!
Answered by Harley Weston.

Area=Perimeter 1996-04-02
From Jason Pelowski:
When will the area and the perimeter of a right triangle be numerically equal?
Answered by Penny Nom and Maxine Stinka.
 
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