Tom and Jerry decide to find the perimeter of their garden. Tom measures the length as 5.2 metres while Jerry measures the width as 370 cm. What is the perimeter?

i did 3.7 + 5.2 = 8.9 m is that correct?

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- Aug 11th 2010, 08:44 PMvegito12perimeter of garden problem
Tom and Jerry decide to find the perimeter of their garden. Tom measures the length as 5.2 metres while Jerry measures the width as 370 cm. What is the perimeter?

i did 3.7 + 5.2 = 8.9 m is that correct?

- Aug 11th 2010, 09:05 PMeumyang
I'm afraid not. The perimeter of a rectangle is

**twice**the length plus**twice**the width. (P = 2L + 2W.) Care to try again? (BTW, good job converting from cm to m.) - Aug 11th 2010, 09:19 PMvegito12
would it be 3.7m + 3.7m + 5.2m + 5.2m = 17.8m

- Aug 11th 2010, 09:34 PMpickslides
That's better.