I need help on a real easy question I just want to make sure I am doing it properly......The question is A polygon is divided into 8 congruent squares. THe area of the polygon is 72 square feet . Find the perimeter.

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- April 28th 2005, 05:08 PMklspell[SOLVED] perimeter
I need help on a real easy question I just want to make sure I am doing it properly......The question is A polygon is divided into 8 congruent squares. THe area of the polygon is 72 square feet . Find the perimeter.

- April 28th 2005, 09:48 PMMath Help
total area = 72 square feet.

so area of one of eight congruent squares is 9 square feet.

so each square is 3 feet by 3 feet.

However it is impossible to determine the perimeter of te polygon because their are many configurations that meet the requirements but have different perimeters. Check out the attachement.