Perimeter of a Parallelogram

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Lesson Objective
In this lesson, we will see some examples on the perimeter of a parallelogram...
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About This Lesson
In this lesson, we will:
  1. See an example on finding the perimeter of a parallelogram.
  2. See another example on finding the side length of a parallelogram.
The study tips and math video below will explain more.
a parallelogram

Study Tips

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Tip #1
A parallelogram has two pairs of parallel sides and its opposite sides are equal in length. These properties are shown on the right.

Now, if the parallelogram has sides of length a and b, the perimeter of the parallelogram, P, will be:

P = 2(a+b)
a parallelogram has 2 pairs of parallel sides
a parallelogram with side lengths of a and b

This formula is similar to the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle. Rather than repeating the same explanation, the math video below will show some examples on the perimeter of a parallelogram without using the formula.

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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of questions on the perimeter of a parallelogram  or pick your choice of question below.
  1. Question 1 on finding the perimeter of a parallelogram
  2. Question 2 on finding side length of a parallelogram 
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