Difference between Area and Perimeter

In mathematics, Area & Perimeter both seem to be important terms in Geometry. One can easily get confused between these terms which looks similar but have a huge difference between them. Here we will discuss about the basic differences along with some of the basic features and calculating the Area & Perimeter for those shapes.

Area- Area is defined as the space/region occupied by a two-dimensional flat object. It is measured in square units.

Consider a square having side ‘a’ then the area is defined as \(a^{2}\).

Perimeter- Perimeter is defined as the length of boundaries of a closed figure. Consider for an example a square having side length to be ‘a,’ then the perimeter is defined as sum of all the four sides, i.e. ‘4a.’

The measurement of Perimeter is in unit.

Practise This Question

Which point in the graph shows (3,-14)?