# What is the perimeter of a rectangle with sides of 12 inches and 18 inches?

Apr 3, 2018

$60$ $\text{inches}$

#### Explanation:

The perimeter means "the distance around a figure. To find the perimeter of any figure, you simply add all of it's sides together.

Sometimes it's helpful to imagine putting a fence around the shape - you have to know how much distance there is around the "property", so you add all of the sides together.

So the perimeter of this rectangle is

$p = 12 + 18 + 12 + 18$

$p = 30 + 30$

$p = 60$ $\text{inches}$

So the perimeter of this figure is $60$ $\text{inches}$.