The shorter side of a parallelogram is 4.8 cm and the longer side is half as much again as the shorter side.

Question:

The shorter side of a parallelogram is 4.8 cm and the longer side is half as much again as the shorter side. Find the perimeter of the parallelogram.

Solution:

Given:

Shorter side $=4.8 \mathrm{~cm}$

Longer side $=\frac{4.8}{2}+4.8=7.2 \mathrm{~cm}$

Perimeter $=$ Sum of all the sides

$=4.8+4.8+7.2+7.2$

$=24 \mathrm{~cm}$

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