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In these free math worksheets, you will learn how to calculate the perimeter of regular shapes and rectangles. You can also practice solving perimeter word problems. You can either print the worksheets (pdf) or practice online.

Perimeter refers to the total distance around the outside of a two-dimensional shape. It is calculated by adding up the lengths of all the sides of the shape.

A regular shape is a two-dimensional shape where all sides have equal length and all angles have equal measure. When calculating the perimeter of a regular shape we can either add the lengths of all the sides or we can find the length of one side and multiply by the number of sides.

When calculating the perimeter of a rectangle, we can add up the lengths of all the sides or we can use the formula

P = 2(l + w)

where P is the perimeter, l is the length, and w is the width. This formula works because a rectangle has two pairs of parallel sides, and each pair has the same length. Therefore, to find the perimeter, you can add up the lengths of all four sides, which is the same as adding up two lengths and two widths.

Have a look at this video if you need to learn how to find the perimeter of a shape.

Click on the following worksheet to get a printable pdf document.

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Perimeter Worksheet #1

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Perimeter Worksheet #2

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**Perimeter Word Problems**

- Each side of a square field measures 24 meters. What is the perimeter of the field?
- What is the perimeter of a rectangular sheet of paper that measures 8 inches by 11 inches?
- The Holmes family plants a rectangular 8-yard by 9-yard vegetable garden. How many yards of fencing do they need to put a fence around the garden?
- The soccer team jogs around the outside of the soccer field twice to warm up. The rectangular field measures 60 yards by 100 yards. What is the total number of yards the team jogs?
- Marlene ropes off a square section of her yard where she plants grass. One side length of the square measures 9 yards. What is the total length of rope Marlene uses?
- Miguel glues a ribbon border around the edges of a 5-inch by 8-inch picture to create a frame. What is the total length of ribbon Miguel uses?
- A building at Elmira College has a room shaped like an octagon. The length of each side of the room is 35 feet. What is the perimeter of this room?
- Manny fences in a rectangular area for his dog to play in the backyard. The area measures 35 yards by 45 yards. What is the total length of fence that Manny uses?
- Tyler uses 6 craft sticks to make a hexagon. Each craft stick is 6 inches long. What is the perimeter of Tyler’s hexagon?
- Francis made a rectangular path from her driveway to the porch. The width of the path is 2 feet. The length is 28 feet longer than the width. What is the perimeter of the path?

Perimeter Word Problems (Online Worksheet & Answers)

Area & Perimeter of Rectangles 1

Area & Perimeter of Rectangles 2

Area & Perimeter of Rectangles 3

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