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Sometimes. Experiment with a small square and with a large square (though any shape rectangle will do). A square of 4 x 4 has a perimeter of 16, and an area of 16. A smaller square has more perimeter than area. A larger square has more area than perimeter.

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Q: Is it sometimes always or never true that the perimeter of a rectangle is numerically greater than its area?
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Can a rectangle have a greater perimeter and also have a greater area?

Of course, a rectangle can have a greater perimeter and a greater area. Simply double all the sides: the perimeter is doubled and the area is quadrupled - both bigger than they were.

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Can a rectangle have a greater perimeter than another one but have a greater area too?

yes it can; a rectangle 5 by 2 has perimeter 14 and area 10 for example; a rectangle 10 by 2 has perimeter 24 and area 20, both greater.

Is The area of a rectangle always greater than the perimeter?

No,for example, a 1x2 rectangle has an area of 2 but a perimeter of 6

What fraction of the perimeter of the rectangle is length of the rectangle?

Conventionally, any fraction greater than a quarter.

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Any length greater than 1 mile. The area of a rectangle is not sufficient to determine its perimeter.

Is the perimeter of a rectangle always greater than its area?

To answer this simply try a few out for yourself. In a 2x1 cm rectangle, the area is 2 cm squared and the perimeter is 6 cm In a 12x10 rectangle, the area is 120 cm squared and the perimeter is 44 cm. In some cases, the perimeter is larger and in others it is smaller. To answer your question, no, the perimeter of a rectangle is NOT always greater than its area.

Why is the perimeter of a square greater than the perimeter of a rectangle?

It is not. The perimeter of a 1 cm square is 4 cm. The perimeter of a 5 km * 15 km rectangle is 4000000 cm: a million times as large!

What is the perimeter if 1.44 acres if the shape is a rectangle?

The perimeter can have any value greater than 1008.1 feet

Can a rectangle have a smaller perimeter and also a greater area?

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Which polygon has the greater perimeter an rectangle or a pentagon?

The answer will depend on how big the two figures are!

Need a rectangle with a area greater than 30 and a perimeter of 22?


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What would be a greater perimeter but a smaller area to a question of 24 and a area of 27?

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Can the perimeter of a rectangle be greater than it's area?

No, because the perimeter is the outside edge and the area is the amount of space in the shape

What is the minimum perimeter of the rectangle?

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