In these worksheets, students will learn to write an equation to describe the perimeter of a shape.

These types of problems are very common in real world construction and architecture. You will find that carpenters and builders have some of the best in the moment geometric skills and they do not even realize it. They have the ability to diagram and breakdown all types of geometric shapes with ease. Geometric structures ensure the best suited integrity to weather the elements or weather conditions because these shapes have a built-in mathematical balance which helps the structure maintain the same level of strength throughout the body of the entire structure. This section also helps to demonstrate how algebra and geometry blend and even overlap in some areas. We will have you write algebraic equations to explain the measure geometric figures.

Your students will solve geometry-related word problems involving perimeters. Many problems involve writing an equation for the perimeter of a shape, when given the value of the perimeter. Some worksheets require them to use diagrams of a variety of both familiar and more unusual shapes as visual aids. Other worksheets are not specific to geometric shapes, but offer and opportunity to practice writing equations for a word problem and solving for variables. This set of worksheets contains step-by-step solutions to sample problems, as well as both simple and more complex practice problems. Students will require additional paper on which to write and solve their equations. When finished with this set of worksheets, students will be able to solve word problems involving the perimeter of geometric shapes, in particular solving for variables. These worksheets explain how to solve geometry-related word problems for the value of the variable. Sample problems are solved and practice problems are provided.

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Geometry-Related Word Problems Lesson

This worksheet explains how to write an equation for the perimeter of a shape and solve for the variable, when given the value of the perimeter. A sample problem is solved.

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Lesson and Practice

Students will learn how to write an equation for the word problem and solve for the variable. A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.


Students will write equations to detail the dimensions of the perimeter of the geometric shapes and solve for the variables. Ten problems are provided.


Write an equation and solve problems like: The difference of a number x and 12 whole multiplied by 6, the result is 18.


We include a wide range of shapes for you to work with here. Note where the measures fall on the shapes.

Warm Up

Find sides of a rectangle whose smaller side is 12 meter smaller than longer side? If perimeter is 36 meter.