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August 12th, 2018, 12:01 PM   #1
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Working out the perimeter of the porch

You are thinking of buying a new tent. Look at the dimensions given below.
What is the perimeter of the tent’s porch in metres?
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August 12th, 2018, 12:26 PM   #2
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I have measured the perimeter of the porch and the answer is 2 m.
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August 12th, 2018, 03:54 PM   #3
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3 meters. 2(1+.5)
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August 14th, 2018, 09:51 AM   #4
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This the correct answer 3.5m then?
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August 14th, 2018, 10:15 AM   #5
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You were told (by mathman) that answer is 3.
WHY do you not agree?
3.5m is WRONG.
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August 14th, 2018, 10:27 AM   #6
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ok I do agree thanks
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I have measured the perimeter of the porch and the answer is 2 m.
You should not assume that the diagram is drawn precisely to scale. Instead, make use of the distances given in the annotation of the diagram.
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