# i don't know how to get the perimeter of a square because i cannot understand the sample given by the internet?

### 7 Answers

- 12 months ago
All 4 sides of a square have an equal length. So, if you know the length of one side of the square, you can easily find its perimeter.

There are two methods:

Method 1: Addition

Simply add the length of the square 4 times. For example, if the length of the square is 5 cm, then

Perimeter of square = 5 + 5 + 5 +5 = 20 cm

Method 2: Multiplication

Multiply the length of the square by 4. For example, if the length of the square is 5 cm, then

Perimeter of square = 5 x 4 = 20 cm

In future, if you do not understand the sample given by "the internet", then keep in mind that there are plenty more examples and samples available on the internet that you can use. Even better, you can read your math textbook, as that will also provide samples and examples for solving these types of questions. If your teacher has already taught this topic and you still don't understand the sample, then you should go back to your teacher and ask for additional help.

- DavidLv 712 months ago
A square has 4 equal sides and to find its perimeter you just add up the 4 sides together.

- Anonymous12 months ago
Surely you could find another example, couldn't you? By the way, "the internet" doesn't provide the examples; it is just a communications medium. Math textbook authors, math teachers, etc., provide the examples, and there are lots of them available. Via the internet.

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- LaurieLv 712 months ago
Perimeter = length of all the sides, added together.

Because all 4 sides of a square are equal, if S = the length of one side, P = 4S

In a rectangle, P = 2W + 2L.

- GypsyfishLv 712 months ago
The perimeter is just all sides added together. So if a square is 2 inches by 2 inches, it's 2 + 2+2+2. Or, as you should have learned in the second grade, 4 times 2.

- Anonymous12 months ago
All you need to know is the distance of one side. You multiply that number by four because it’s a square and all sides are equal. One of the simplest way to figure something out is a square.