# Perimeter of rectangle calculator

To calculate the perimeter of a rectangle, you need to add up the lengths of all its four sides. Here’s how you can use a calculator to find the perimeter of a rectangle:

1. Measure the length of one of the shorter sides of the rectangle.
2. Write down the length of the shorter side.
3. Measure the length of the longer side of the rectangle.
4. Write down the length of the longer side.
5. Multiply the length of the shorter side by 2.
6. Multiply the length of the longer side by 2.
7. Add the results of steps 5 and 6.
8. The result is the perimeter of the rectangle.

Alternatively, you can use the following formula to calculate the perimeter of a rectangle:

Perimeter = 2 × (Length + Width)

Where Length is the length of the rectangle and Width is its width.

Here’s an example to illustrate the process:

Suppose you have a rectangle with a length of 10 meters and a width of 5 meters.

To find the perimeter of this rectangle, you would follow these steps:

1. Measure the length of one of the shorter sides: 5 meters.
2. Write down the length of the shorter side: 5 meters.
3. Measure the length of the longer side: 10 meters.
4. Write down the length of the longer side: 10 meters.
5. Multiply the length of the shorter side by 2: 5 × 2 = 10 meters.
6. Multiply the length of the longer side by 2: 10 × 2 = 20 meters.
7. Add the results of steps 5 and 6: 10 + 20 = 30 meters.
8. The perimeter of the rectangle is 30 meters.