Can You Solve The Six Rectangles Logic Puzzle?

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If geometry isn't your strong suit, you may want to turn back now. This math problem from MindYourDecisions deals with rectangles and requires a pretty basic grasp of geometry. If you're feeling confident, read on to see the puzzle and keep going to get to the answer. Good luck!

Here's The Puzzle

The perimeter of each rectangle in this diagram is 222. Knowing that, what is the perimeter of this shape? Watch the video below to see two different methods of solving this problem, or just scroll down to get right to the answer.

Here's The Answer

The perimeter of the shape in this diagram, given that the perimeter of each rectangle is 222, is 666. Watch the video above to see the two different methods you can use to arrive at the correct answer. Did you get it?

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