Q 17. Avneet buys 9 square paving slabs, each with a side of . He lays them in the form of a square.
(a) What is the perimeter of his arrangement ?
(b) Shari does not like his arrangement. She gets him to lay them out like a cross. What is the perimeter of her arrangement?
(c) Which has greater perimeter?
(d) Avneet wonders if there is a way of getting an even greater perimeter. Can you find a way of doing this?
Length of each slab =
So, the length of the square =
(a) The first figure is a square
So, the perimeter of the square = 4 side
(b) The perimeter of the 2nd figure
= Sum of all the sides
= 10 m
(c) Figure (ii) has a greater perimeter than fig (i)
(d) Arrange all the slab in horizontally, it forms a rectangle whose dimensions are