# I have a perfect square the area is 36 what is the perimeter?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 24, 2018

#### Explanation:

Let the side length of the square be

Then, as it is a perfect square, the area is

and it's perimeter is

The square hence have a side length of 6cm.

Perimeter of the square

Note 1: Area of a square equals to the width times the length, in which both are the same, giving

Note 2: Perimeter refers to the sum of side lengths. As the square have 4 equal sides, the perimeter is