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How to Find the Perimeter of a Rectangle

Below is how to find the perimeter of a rectangle. When dealing with a rectangle in geometry, you will most likely be asked how to find the perimeter of a rectangle, how to find the minimum perimeter of a rectangle or how to find the area of a rectangle. Finding the perimeter of a rectangle is easy. There is even a very simple formula of how to find the perimeter of a rectangle. Examine the diagram of the rectangle below.

Illustration of how to find the perimeter of a rectangle

How to Find the Perimeter of a Rectangle

Perimeter Formula of rectangle

The formula for to find the area of a rectangle is simply the sum of all the sides. All the sides of the rectangle are marked (above). Suppose the rectangle has length given by L and width given by W. Then the perimeter (P) of the rectangle is given by the perimeter formula:

Formula perimeter of a rectangle