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Area and Perimeter of a Rectangle

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

Area Builder Level 1 Level 2 Investigation Description Help Video More Measures

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 4cm and a length of 10cm.



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2. Find the perimeter of a rectangle above.

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3. Find the area of a rectangle if it has a width of 6cm and a length of 8cm.



cm² Correct Wrong

4. Find the perimeter of the rectangle above.

cm Correct Wrong

5. A rectangular carpet is 2m wide and 6m long. Find the area of the carpet in square metres.

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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 500m wide and 900m long. Find the distance, in metres, that Percy walks.

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7. A portrait of Shakespeare is 38cm wide and 48cm tall. Find the area of the portrait in square centimetres.Portrait

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8. Find the perimeter of the portrait above.

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9. The rectangular football pitch in Wembley stadium is 69m wide and 105m long. Find the area of the pitch in square metres.Portrait

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10. A rectangle with a width of 6cm has an area of 66cm². What is the length of this rectangle?

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11. A rectangle with a width of 7m has a perimeter of 32m. Find the length of this rectangle?

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12. The length of a rectangular swimming pool is exactly three times as long as its width. If the pool has a perimeter of 416m find the width of the pool.

m Correct Wrong

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



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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