Perimeter of Two Similar ObjectsDate: 2/16/96 at 13:27:5 From: Anonymous Subject: Rectangle vs. square area and perimeter Why do you lose area in a 4 X 12 rectangle as compared to an 8 X 8 square? Each has the same perimeter. Thanks. Date: 3/16/96 at 2:58:53 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Rectangle vs. square area and perimeter Hi! What a cool question you've asked us. For the example you give, what I would do would be to draw two rectangles of those dimensions. Then I would mark out 4X4 squares in each. (I would draw this on screen, but it's really much easier on paper...) How many do you get in the 4 X 12 rectangle? How many in the 8 X 8? Any conclusions? Write back if you have more questions. -Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum |
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