# Math Help - Putting in Algebraic terms?

1. ## Putting in Algebraic terms?

This is the question I'm posed with:
The area of a square is 25 square meters. What is the preimeter?
I know the answer is 20 meters. How do I write this in Algebraic terms?
I Hate algebra! It seems like a confusing way to find a simple answer!
Thanks,
Isdene

2. Originally Posted by Isdene
This is the question I'm posed with:
The area of a square is 25 square meters. What is the preimeter?
I know the answer is 20 meters. How do I write this in Algebraic terms?
I Hate algebra! It seems like a confusing way to find a simple answer!
well, first figure out what you need to find the perimeter. we need the length of all the sides (which are all the same in this case). so let $x$ be the side length of the square. we know then that Area = $x^2$. we can use this fact to solve for x and then use the value of x to find the perimeter, which would be 4x