Everyday maths 2 (Wales)
Everyday maths 2 (Wales)

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Everyday maths 2 (Wales)

1 Perimeter

As you will see from the picture below, perimeter is simply the distance around the outside of a shape or space. The shape you need to find the perimeter of could be anything from working out how much fencing you need to go around the outside of your garden to how much ribbon you need to go around the outside of a cake. Shapes or spaces with straight edges (rather than curved) are easiest to calculate so let’s begin by looking at these.

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Figure 2 A perimeter fence
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