23 January 2014

Perimeter and Area


triangle is a polygon with three vertices, and three sides or edges that are line segments. A triangle with vertices AB, and C is denoted as ABC 
triangle, three vertices, three sides
The perimeter of a triangle is the sum of the lengths of its sides. If the three sides are a, b, and c, then perimeter 

perimeter of a triangle, lengths of sides of a triangle
The area of a triangle is the space enclosed by its three sides. It is given by the formula,  where b is the base and h is the altitude.
area of a triangle, space enclosed by its three sides
simple closed figure bounded by four line segments is called a quadrilateral.
Various types of quadrilateral are:
  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • Parallelogram
  • Rhombus
quadrilateral, rectangle, square, parallelogram, rhombus
rectangle is a quadrilateral with opposite sides equal, and each angle of measure 90o.
The perimeter of a rectangle is twice the sum of the lengths of its adjacent sides.
In the figure, the perimeter of rectangle ABCD = 2(AB + BC).
The area of a rectangle is the product of its length and breadth.
In the figure, the area of rectangle ABCD = AB x BC.
rectangle, quadrilateral, perimeter of a rectangle, area of a rectangle
square is a quadrilateral with four equal sides, and each angle of measure 90o.
The perimeter of a square with side s units is 4s.
In the figure, the perimeter of square ABCD = 4AB or 4BC or 4CD or 4DA.
The area of a square with side s is s2
In the figure, the perimeter of square ABCD = AB2 or BC2 or CD2 or DA2.
square, quadrilateral, perimeter of a square, area of a square
quadrilateral in which both the pairs of opposite sides are parallel is called a parallelogram.
The perimeter of a parallelogram is twice the sum of the lengths of the adjacent sides.
In the figure, the perimeter of parallelogram ABCD = 2(AB + BC)
The area of a parallelogram is the product of its base and perpendicular height or altitude.
Any side of a parallelogram can be taken as the base. The perpendicular dropped on that side from the opposite vertex is known as the height (altitude).
In the figure, the area of parallelogram ABCD = AB x DE or AD x BF.
Rhombusquadrilateral, perimeter of a parallelogram, area of a parallelogram perpendicular height, base, altitude
parallelogram in which the adjacent sides are equal is called a rhombus.
The perimeter and area of a rhombus can be calculated using the same formula as that for a parallelogram.
parallelogram, adjacent sides, rhombus,  perimeter and area of a rhombus


A circle is defined as a collection of points on a plane that are at an equal distance from a fixed point on the plane.  The fixed point is called the centre of the circle.   


The distance around a circular region is known as its circumference.


Any straight line segment that passes through the centre of a circle and whose end points are on the circle is called its diameter.


Any line segment from the centre of the circle to its circumference.
Circumference of a circle = , where r is the radius of the circle  or , where d is the diameter of the circle. 
Circumference = Diameter x 3.14
Diameter(d) is equal to twice radius(r).  
Circles with the same centre but different radius are called concentric circles.


The area of a circle is the region enclosed in the circle.
The area of a circle can be calculated by using the formula:
  •  if radius r is given
  •  if diameter D is given
  •  if circumference C is given
Area of a circle, radius, area, diameter, circumference

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