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Mathematics
05/27/2009

Term
 What is the perimeter of a figure?
Definition
 the distance around all sides
Term
 How would you calculate the perimeter of a rectangle with long sides measuring 5 and short sides measuring 3?
Definition
 5 + 5 + 3 + 3 = 16ORshort side + short side + long side + long side
Term
 How would you calculate the area of a square where each side measures 4?
Definition
 4 x 4 = 16
Term
 How would you calculate the area of a rectangle with a long side measuring 5 and a short side measuring 3?
Definition
 5 x 3 = 15
Term
 How would you figure the area of a triangle with a base of 4 and a height of 6?
Definition
 4/2 = 2 x 6 = 12 is the area
Term
 How do you calculate the volume of a rectangular prism (a rectangular cube) that is 3 wide, 2 high and 4 long?
Definition
 3 x 2 x 4 = 24
Term
 How do you calculate the SURFACE AREA of a rectangular prism with a top that measures 2 by 3, an end that measures 2 by 1 and a side that measures 1 by 3?
Definition
 top:   2 X 3 = 6 X 2 = 12            end:  2 X 1 = 2 X 2 =   4            side: 1 X 3 = 3 x 2 =  +6                                 22
Term
 How do you calculate the VOLUME of a cube where a side measures 2 by 2 (every side is the same size)?
Definition
 2 x 2 x 2 = 8
Term
 How do you calculate the SURFACE AREA of a cube (each side the same) with a side measuring 2 by 2?
Definition
 2 x 2 = 4 x 6 = 24
Term
 What is the term for the perimeter of a circle?
Definition
 circumference
Term
 How do you calculate the perimeter of a circle?
Definition
 diameter (measurement across) x "pi" (3.14)
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