How do you find the perimeter and area of a square with side 6 1/2 in?

Mar 19, 2018

The perimeter of the square is $26$ inches and the area of the square is $42.25$ inches squared.

Explanation:

The formula for the perimeter of a square with side length $s$ is $4 \cdot s$

The formula for the area of a square with side length $s$ is ${s}^{2}$.

Using the formula for perimeter, the perimeter of the square is $4 \cdot \text{6.5 in}$. This gives the perimeter of $26$ inches.

Using the formula for area, the area of the square is ${\left(\text{6.5 in}\right)}^{2}$, which gives us the area to be $42.25$ inches squared.