A square with sides of length $1$ cm is given. There are many different ways to cut the square into four rectangles. Let $S$ be the sum of the four rectangles’ perimeters. Describe all possible values of $S$ with justification
Attemp: There are two ways to cut the square into four rectangles: with two perpendicular lines, or with three parallel lines.
The original perimeter, before cutting, is $4$. In each case, adding a cut that goes the full length (or width) of the square will add $2$ units to the total perimeter - one unit for the cut, and one unit as you separate the square (or rectangle) into two.
Thus, you can either have a total perimeter of $6$ or $7$.
But.... the lines need not go through the square completely. I do not know what else to do