# Thread: Small box question

1. ## Small box question

Each of the small boxes in the figure below is a square and the area of the figure is 52 square units. How many units are there in the outer perimeter of the figure?

There is a drawing.

first row has 1 small box
2nd row has 3 small boxes
3rd row has 4 small boxes
4th row has 3 boxes
5th row has 1 box

sorry, don't know how to draw the box on this site.

I would appreciate anyone's help.
Thank you.

2. Originally Posted by ronaldj
Each of the small boxes in the figure below is a square and the area of the figure is 52 square units. How many units are there in the outer perimeter of the figure?

There is a drawing.

first row has 1 small box
2nd row has 3 small boxes
3rd row has 4 small boxes
4th row has 3 boxes
5th row has 1 box

sorry, don't know how to draw the box on this site.

I would appreciate anyone's help.
Thank you.
There was no drawing attached.
My sketch seems to fit the constraints given.
If the total area is 52, there are 12 squares.
Each square is $\displaystyle \dfrac{52}{12}$ square units.

The length of one side of a square is $\displaystyle \sqrt{ \dfrac{52}{12} }$

Count the exterior sides & multiply to get the perimeter.

May any corrections to my guess.

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3. ## Many thanks for your patient reply!

Much appreciated.