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What happens to the perimeter of a square if the length of each side is tripled?

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rosey-girl | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted September 21, 2012 at 2:11 AM via web

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What happens to the perimeter of a square if the length of each side is tripled?

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 21, 2012 at 2:14 AM (Answer #1)

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The perimeter of a square if the sides are of length s is 4*s. If each of the sides is tripled in length, the length of the perimeter is 4*(3*s) = 12*s = 3*(4*s)

It is seen that if the length of each side is tripled, the length of the perimeter is also tripled.

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