Posted by **isabella** on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 8:40pm.

how to explain to my child this math problem : davia draws a shape with 5 sides .Two sides are each 5 inches long . Two other sides are 4 inches long.The perimeter of the shape is 27 inches . What is the length of the fifth side?

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**Pride**, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 8:48pm
Tell her you add up all the (known) sides and take 27 and subtract the sum of the known sides. That will show the (unknown) side. :)

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**kathy**, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9:03pm
27 -the known sides and that is your answer

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**alicia rodriguez**, Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 4:38pm
Davia draws a shape with 5 sides.two sides are each 5 inches long.two other sides are each 4 inches long. the perimeter of the shape is 27 inches. what is the length of the fifth side ?

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**nick**, Monday, March 28, 2016 at 4:38pm
davia draws a shape with 5 sides. two sides are each 5 inches long. two other sides are each 4 inches long. the perimeter of the shape is 27 inches. what is the length of the fifth side?

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 3:03pm
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