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The perimeter of square is how much times the length of the side of square-
(a) 2
(b) 3
(c) 4
(d) 5

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Last updated date: 13th Jun 2024
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Hint: As required in the question we need to calculate the perimeter of the square in terms of length of the square. So, using the basic definition of perimeter (distance around the edge of the shape) we can find the perimeter of the square.

Complete step-by-step answer:
We know that the perimeter is the distance around the edge of shape or we can simply say that it is the sum of length of sides of the shape.
Now according to the question, we are given a square.
Since the square has four sides and the length of all sides of the square are equal to each other.
So, let $a$ be the length of each side of the square.
Also let the perimeter of the square be $p$.
Now according to definition of perimeter, the perimeter of square is
$
  p = a + a + a + a \\
  {\text{ = 4a}} \\
 $
So,
Perimeter of square ${\text{ = 4}}\left( {length{\text{ of side of square}}} \right)$ -(1)
Hence from (1) we can say that the perimeter of the square is four times the length of the side of the square.
Option C is the correct answer.

Note: We can use the simple formula for the perimeter of the square that is 4a, where a is the length of each side of the square. And from this we can say that the perimeter is 4 times the length of the side of the square.
We only need to stick to the definition of perimeter and the shape given for this type of questions.