Area and Perimeter
Date: 10/4/95 at 11:40:20 Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 09:45:17 -0600 (MDT) From: "Michael E. Kallsen" Subject: help!!!!! Dear Dr. Math, Hi. My name is Michael Kallsen and I am currently a seventh grade student at Brentwood middle school. I have written to you to ask about a problem I have with finding area and perimeter. I just can't seem to do it, can you help me? Sincerely, Michael E. Kallsen Brentwood middle school
Date: 10/5/95 at 1:3:1 From: Doctor Andrew Subject: Re: help!!!!! We'd be glad to help you with any particular problem you have. Perimeter is the sum of the lengths of the sides of a shape. You can think of this as the length of the piece of string you would need to make that shape. The area of a shape can be thought of as the number of squares it would cover if you put it on a piece of graph paper. It could cover fractions of squares; the squares don't all have to fit perfectly inside it. If I were you, I'd look for as many examples in my textbook as I could find. If you are having trouble with a homework problem, feel free to ask us for help. Good luck! - Doctor Andrew, The Geometry Forum
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