## xoxox123 2 years ago What is the area of a square window that has a perimeter of 20 feet?!!!!

1. jim_thompson5910

the perimeter is 20, so what is the side length?

2. xoxox123

5?

3. ranjeet619

let x=side length per=4x 4x=20 x=5

4. jim_thompson5910

good, 20/4 = 5

5. jdoe0001

so you have a perimeter of 20, a flat unit so to make it square unit, borrow a few units from the 20, or split it in 2 use one unit for the length, another for the width and get the area by length x width

6. jim_thompson5910

the area is then found by using this formula A = s^2 A = area s = side length

7. xoxox123

5 isn't right @jim_thompson5910 @ranjeet619

8. jim_thompson5910

5 is a step to get the answer, it's not the actual answer

9. xoxox123

.... what do you do next then

10. warningiflirt

area is lengthxwidth, since its a square that has 4 equal sides do 20/4 to get 5. so each side is 5. lengthxwidth is 5x5 = 25

11. theEric

@xoxox123 , jim_thomspson5910 's response and warningiflirt 's response will help you see how to get the answer.

12. xoxox123

I tried 25 already and it was wrongg

13. theEric

25 feet squared should be the right answer! Make sure the units are square feet.

14. theEric

Does it require the units?