This activity is about finding the perimeter of **regular **2D shapes. A regular shape is a polygon with sides that are all equal in length.

The perimeter is the **total distance** around the outside of a 2D shape. We can calculate the perimeter by adding together all the lengths of the sides.

__Example__

What is the length of one side?

Perimeter: 70 cm |

**Answer**

First, count the number of sides.

There are 10 in this regular shape. It is a decagon.

If the length of 10 equal sides adds to 70 cm, we can divide to find the length of one side.

70 ÷ 10 = 7

Each side is **7 cm** long.

*Remember to put cm in the answer.*

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