# Area and Perimeter of a Rectangle

## Questions on the areas and perimeters of rectangles which will test your problem solving abilities.

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This is level 1: find the perimeters and areas of rectangles. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 questions correct and you do this activity online. The diagrams are not drawn to scale.

 1. Find the area of a rectangle if it has a width of 2cm and a length of 8cm.2cm8cm cm² 2. Find the perimeter of a rectangle above. cm 3. Find the area of a rectangle if it has a width of 6cm and a length of 11cm.6cm11cm cm² 4. Find the perimeter of the rectangle above. cm 5. A rectangular carpet is 4m wide and 10m long. Find the area of the carpet in square metres. m² 6. Percy Cod takes a walk around the perimeter path of his local park. The park is in the shape of a rectangle which is 600m wide and 900m long. Find the distance, in metres, that Percy walks. m 7. A portrait of Shakespeare is 38cm wide and 48cm tall. Find the area of the portrait in square centimetres. cm² 8. Find the perimeter of the portrait above. cm 9. The rectangular football pitch in Wembley stadium is 69m wide and 105m long. Find the area of the pitch in square metres. m² 10. A rectangle with a width of 7cm has an area of 63cm². What is the length of this rectangle? cm 11. A rectangle with a width of 6m has a perimeter of 28m. Find the length of this rectangle? m 12. The length of a rectangular swimming pool is exactly three times as long as its width. If the pool has a perimeter of 256m find the width of the pool. m
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This is Area and Perimeter of a Rectangle level 1. You can also try:
Area Builder Level 2 Investigation

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## Description of Levels

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Area Builder - An interactive workspace in which to make shapes using square tiles with given areas and perimeters.

Level 1 - Find the perimeters and areas of rectangles

Level 2 - Find the dimensions of rectangles given their areas and perimeters

Investigation - The perimeter of a rectangle is 28cm. What could its area be?

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## Help Video

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