1. ## perimeter

The perimeter of JKLM is 52 cm and line JK in 2cm longer than line JM.

Find JK and JM

2. Originally Posted by IHATECHONGAS
The perimeter of JKLM is 52 cm and line JK in 2cm longer than line JM.

Find JK and JM
do you know what "perimeter" means? it is the sum of all the sides. we have a parallelogram here, so opposite sides are equal. so we have:

x + x + (x + 2) + (x + 2) = 52
=> 4x + 4 = 52
=> 4x = 52 - 4 = 48
=> x = 48/4
=> x = 12.

so JK = x + 2 = 14
and JM = x = 12

3. Originally Posted by IHATECHONGAS
The perimeter of JKLM is 52 cm and line JK in 2cm longer than line JM.

Find JK and JM
Hello,

I've modified your drawing a little bit. As you can see (see attachment), the perimeter consists of:

x + x+2 + x + x+2 = 52

4x + 4 = 52

4x = 48

x = 12

Therefore the sides of the parallelogram are 12 cm and 14 cm long.

Hello, Jhevon, that was a near miss

4. Originally Posted by earboth
Hello, Jhevon, that was a near miss
Yes it was. you did a better job though, complete with a modified diagram. i'm on a school pc, i don't have enough freedom to use things like paint, and online drawing tools are annoying most of the time

i haven't seen you on in a while, good to see you

5. Originally Posted by Jhevon
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i haven't seen you on in a while, good to see you
Hi,

thanks - I spend a couple of weeks on a Dutch island watching the tulips in full bloom. Very relaxing.

EB

6. Thank you both soo very much!