# One of the sides of the parallelogram is 2 times larger than the other. The perimeter of the parallelogram

September 14, 2021 | education

| **One of the sides of the parallelogram is 2 times larger than the other. The perimeter of the parallelogram is 24 cm. Find the sides of the parallelogram.**

Let us denote the first side of the parallelogram through x, so the second side will be equal to 2x.

As you know, the perimeter of a parallelogram is calculated by the formula: P = (a + b) * 2, where a is the length, b is the width. For our parallelogram, the formula will take the form: P = (x + 2x) * 2.

Substitute the known values into the formula and calculate the side of the parallelogram: 24 = 3x * 2.

24 = 6x.

x = 24/6.

x = 4.

Answer: The first side of the parallelogram is 4 cm.

Find the second side: 4 * 2 = 8.

Answer: the second side of the parallelogram is 8 cm.

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