Rectangle adjacent sides which are 42cm and 14cm and the square have equal perimeters find the length of the side of the square.
The perimeter of a rectangle is the sum of the two sides of the rectangle multiplied by two. The perimeter of the square is four times the length of one side. Since the perimeter of the square is equal to the perimeter of the rectangle, in order to answer the question of the problem, you need to know the perimeter of the rectangle.
1. Determine what the perimeter of the rectangle is.
(42 + 14) * 2 = 112 centimeters.
2. Find what is the length of the side of the square.
112/4 = 28 centimeters.
Answer: The side of the square is twenty-eight centimeters.
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