# How Do You Find The Perimeter Of A Cube?

Finding a perimeter for a cube might seem difficult since perimeters are generally associated with two-dimensional shapes, and a cube is a classic three-dimensional object. A cube, though, can be viewed as a collection of two-dimensional objects, since each of its six faces is a square. Just as the square's perimeter is the sum of its four individual sides, the perimeter of a cube is the total of all of its separate sides, also known as the cube's edges.

### Step 1

Find the measurement of one edge of the cube. For this example, one edge of the cube is 8 units long.

### Step 2

Find the number of edges of the cube. A cube has 12 identical edges.

### Step 3

Multiply the length of the individual edge by the number of edges. In this example, multiplying 8 by 12 results in 96.

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