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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 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 6cm and a length of 8cm.



cm² Correct Wrong

2. Find the perimeter of a rectangle above.

cm Correct Wrong

3. Find the area of a rectangle if it has a width of 4cm 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 8m long. Find the area of the carpet in square metres.

Correct Wrong

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.

m Correct Wrong

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

cm² Correct Wrong

8. Find the perimeter of the portrait above.

cm Correct Wrong

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

Correct Wrong

10. A rectangle with a width of 4cm has an area of 28cm². What is the length of this rectangle?

cm Correct Wrong

11. A rectangle with a width of 5m has a perimeter of 28m. Find the length of this rectangle?

m Correct Wrong

12. The length of a rectangular swimming pool is exactly three times as long as its width. If the pool has a perimeter of 504m 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

Area Mazes - These are brilliant! When you think you know the formula for the area of a rectangle these puzzles will give you quite a challenge.

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

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