Answer in Brief

The perimeter of a parallelogram is 22 cm. If the longer side measures 6.5 cm, what is the measure of shorter side?

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#### Solution

Let the shorter side of the parallelogram be x *cm*.

The longer side is given as 6.5cm*.*

Perimeter of the parallelogram is given as 22 cm

Therefore,

2 [x + 6.5] = 22

2 [x + 6.5] = 22

x + 6.5 = 11

x = 11- 6.5

x = 4.5

Hence, the measure of the shorter side is 4.5cm.

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