# How do you find the perimeter and the area of a rectangle with a length of 4 1/2 yards and a width of 3 yards?

Apr 5, 2018

P = 15 yd, A = 13.5 yd^2

#### Explanation:

the perimeter would be the amount of distance around the edges.

$P = l + l + w + w$ (l = length, w = width)

$P = 4.5 + 4.5 + 3 + 3$

$P = 15$ yds

area is how much space the shape takes up

$A = l \cdot w$

$A = 4.5 \cdot 3$

$A = 13.5 y {d}^{2}$