High School Math : How to find the perimeter of kite

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Example Question #1 : How To Find The Perimeter Of Kite

Find the perimeter of the following kite:

Kite

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to find the length of the two shorter edges, use a Pythagorean triple:

In order to find the length of the two longer edges, use the Pythagorean theorem:

The formula of the perimeter of a kite is:

Plugging in our values, we get:

Example Question #2 : How To Find The Perimeter Of Kite

Find the perimeter of the following kite:

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula for the perimeter of a kite is:

Where  is the length of the longer side and  is the length of the shorter side

 

Use the formulas for a  triangle and a  triangle to find the lengths of the longer sides. The formula for a  triangle is  and the formula for a  triangle is .

 

Our  triangle is: 

Our  triangle is: 

 

Plugging in our values, we get:

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