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The perimeter of square π΄π΅πΆπ· is 352. Find π΄πΉ.

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The perimeter of square π΄π΅πΆπ· is 352. Find π΄πΉ.

All four sides of a square are equal in length. This means that the length of π΄π΅ is equal to π΅πΆ, which is equal to πΆπ·, which is equal to π·π΄. The perimeter of the shape is the distance around the outside. Weβre told, in this case, the perimeter of the square is 352. As each of the sides is equal in length, we can divide 352 by four to calculate the length of one side. One way of doing this is using the short division bus stop method. Four does not divide into three, so we carry the three to the tens column.

35 divided by four is equal to eight remainder three. And finally, 32 divided by four is equal to eight. This means that 352 divided by four is equal to 88. The length π΄π΅ on the square is 88 units. The two diagonals π΄πΆ and π΅π· meet at the center of the square labeled point π. As the lines ππΉ and πΆπ΅ are parallel, point πΉ must be halfway between point π΄ and point π΅. This means that the length π΄πΉ that weβre trying to calculate is a half of π΄π΅. We need to find a half of 88. A half of 80 is 40 and a half of eight is four. Therefore, half of 88 is 44. We can, therefore, conclude that if the perimeter of the square is 352, then the length π΄πΉ is equal to 44.

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