# The side of the rectangle is 12 inches wide and 4 times longer. What is the perimeter of the rectangle?

July 26, 2021 | education

| First of all, let’s determine the length of the rectangle, provided that it is 4 times its width, equal to 12 dm:

12 * 4 = 48 dm.

The perimeter of such a figure, since the opposite sides are equal, is calculated by the formula:

P = 2a + 2b. Substitute the dimensions of the rectangle:

P = 2 * 48 + 2 * 12 = 96 + 24 = 120 dm.