Class 6 Maths Mensuration Notes

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Perimeter is the distance covered along the boundary forming a closed figure when you go round the figure once.

Perimeter Of rectangle

Perimeter Of rectangle is given by the Formula
$P=2 (L + B)$
Where L and B are the length and Breadth

Perimeter Of Regular Shapes



  • The amount of surface enclosed by a closed figure is called its area.
  • It is measured in number of square of 1 m or 1cm in the enclosed area

How To estimate Area

We estimate the area using the below rules
  • Place the figure on a squared paper or graph paper where every square measures 1 cm × 1 cm.
  • Now find out the number of squares using below rules
  • The area of one full square is taken as 1 sq unit. If it is a centimetre square sheet, then area of one full square will be 1 sq cm.
  • Ignore portions of the area that are less than half a square.
  • If more than half of a square is in a region, just count it as one square.
  • If exactly half the square is counted, take its area as 1/2 sq cm

Area of Rectangle

Area Of rectangle is given by the Formula
$A=L\times B$
Where L and B are the length and Breadth

Area of Square

Area Of Square is given by the Formula
$A=4 \times L$
Where L is the side of the square


Example 1: Rectangle Perimeter
A rectangle has a length of 10 cm and a breadth of 6 cm. Find its perimeter.
\(P = 2(l+b)\)
\(P = 2(10 + 6)\)
\(P = 2(16)\)
\(P = 32\) cm

Example 2: Square Area
A square has a side length of 4 cm. Find its area.
\(A = s^2\)
\(A = 4^2\)
\(A = 16\) sq cm

Example 3: Equilateral Triangle Perimeter
A Equilateral triangle has sides of length 7 cm. Find its perimeter.
\(P = a+b+c\)
\(P = 7 + 7 + 7\)
\(P = 21\) cm

Example 4: Pentagon Perimeter
A Pentagon triangle has sides of length 11 cm. Find its perimeter.
\(P = 5 \times L\)
\(P = 55\)cm

Area of Composite shapes

  • While calculating the area of composite figures, you can break down the shape into simpler shapes, calculate their individual areas, and then add/subtract them as needed.
  • Always remember to include units in your answers for clarity.
Example By splitting the following figures into rectangles, find the area (The measures are given in centimetres)
We can split that in 1 square of 1 cm and 1 rectangle of 3 x 4

So Area= 1 + 12= 12 sq cm

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Practice Question

Question 1 What is $\frac {1}{2} + \frac {3}{4}$ ?
A)$\frac {5}{4}$
B)$\frac {1}{4}$
D)$\frac {4}{5}$
Question 2 Pinhole camera produces an ?
A)An erect and small image
B)an Inverted and small image
C)An inverted and enlarged image
D)None of the above

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