Sheet # 70 Critical Thinking
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If the perimeter of the following square ABCD is 32 cm, what is the perimeter and the area of the outlined step-like figure?
Answers for sheet # 70
Each side is 32/4 = 8 cm long
each small square is 2cm x 2 cm.
8 cm/4 = 2cm
Perimeter of the step-like figure:
Side DC = 4 x 2cm = 8 cm
Side BC = 4 x 2 cm = 8 cm
Steps: 8 x 2cm = 16 cm
Total perimeter= 8 + 8 + 16 = 32 cm
Area of each small square = 2cm x 2cm = 4 sq. cm
Area of step-like figure = 10 x 4 cm = 40 sq. cm