Finding the perimeterFinding the perimeter of a shape means that you are looking for the distance around the outside of that shape.Find the distance around for the following irregular polygon Distance around = 5 inches + 4 inches + 2 inches + 3 inches + 6 inches = 20 inches Example #2 Find the distance around for the following trapezoid Distance around = 5 inches + 8 inches + 4 inches + 3 inches = 20 inches Example #3 Find the distance around the following triangle Distance around = 5 inches + 4 inches + 2 inches = 11 inches Example #4 Find the distance around the following rectangle Distance around = 3 inches + 3 inches + 6 inches + 6 inches = 18 inches Example #5 Find the distance around the following square distance around = 5 inches + 5 inches + 5 inches + 5 inches = 20 inches You can get the same answer by doing 4 × 5 = 20 




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