# Math

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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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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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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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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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