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What is the perimeter of a rhombus of side 17?
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First, we need to remember what a rhombus is and what its properties are.
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A rhombus is a type of quadrilateral.
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That means itâ€™s a four-sided figure.
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It has four straight sides that are equal in length.
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But we not only need to know what a rhombus is to solve this problem.
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We also need to think about what the word perimeter means.
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The perimeter is the distance around a two-dimensional shape.
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We find the perimeter by adding the lengths of all the sides.
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We have four sides.
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They all measure 17.
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The perimeter of our rhombus equals 17 plus 17 plus 17 plus 17 or four times 17.
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Adding 17 to itself four times is the same as multiplying 17 times four.
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If we multiply 17 times four, four times seven equals 28.
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Write down your eight.
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Carry your two.
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Four times one equals four plus two is six.
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Four times 17 equals 68.
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And that means 17 plus itself four times equals 68.
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The perimeter of a rhombus of side 17 is 68.