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August 12th, 2018, 01:01 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, 01:26 PM #2 Member   Joined: Aug 2018 From: Warrington Posts: 50 Thanks: 1 I have measured the perimeter of the porch and the answer is 2 m.
 August 12th, 2018, 04:54 PM #3 Global Moderator   Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,684 Thanks: 658 3 meters. 2(1+.5)
 August 14th, 2018, 10:51 AM #4 Member   Joined: Aug 2018 From: Warrington Posts: 50 Thanks: 1 This the correct answer 3.5m then?
 August 14th, 2018, 11:15 AM #5 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,969 Thanks: 992 You were told (by mathman) that answer is 3. WHY do you not agree? 3.5m is WRONG.
 August 14th, 2018, 11:27 AM #6 Member   Joined: Aug 2018 From: Warrington Posts: 50 Thanks: 1 ok I do agree thanks
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 Originally Posted by sezwillow84 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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