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# Can you use he formula for the perimeter of a rectangle to find the perimeter of any square?

Updated: 12/22/2022

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Square is a special case of a rectangle and the same formula may be used to find the perimeter

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Q: Can you use he formula for the perimeter of a rectangle to find the perimeter of any square?
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### Can you use the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle to find the perimeter of any squere?

Yes. But using P=4s is easier with a square.

### Explain why the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle and the formula for the perimeter of a square are different?

When you think about it for a while, they're really NOT different. The rectangle formula needs a bit more detail, because its sides don't all have the same length, so its length and its width have to be handled separately. But the rectangle formula works perfectly well if you use it to find the perimeter of a square.

### How do you use the formula of the perimeter of a rectangle to find the formula of the perimeter of a square?

The formula for the perimeter of a rectangle with length L and width W is P = 2*(L + W) In a square, the length and width are the same. So L = W And so A = 2*(L + L) = 2*(2L) = 4*L

### How do you find the perimeter of a square or rectangle?

It is the sum of their 4 sides

### How do you find the perimeter of a 3d rectangle?

In order to find the perimeter of a 3D rectangle you must gather the lengths of the known sides, calculate the missing rectangular values, and use the formula for perimeter.

### What is the formula to find the length of a rectangle when the perimeter and width is already given?

Length = (Perimeter - twice width) / 2

98 square feet

### How do you find the perimeter of a rectangle using subtraction?

i dont no if you can find the perimeter of a triagle by using subtration the formula is adding all the up together.

### What is the formula to find the perimeter of a irregular rectangle?

Measure and add together the 4 sides