One side of a kite is 4 cm less than four times the length of another side. The perimeter of the kite is 59 cm. Find the lengths of the sides of the kite.
geometry - MathMate, Monday, June 21, 2010 at 10:03pm
A kite is a quadrilateral whose diagonals intersect at 90°.
One of the diagonals is an axis of symmetry that divides the figure into two congruent triangles.
So if "One side of a kite is 4 cm less than four times the length of another side (x). ", we have
(4x-4) + x = 59/2
5x = 33.5
The other side = 4x-4=22.8 cm
geometry - ./., Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2:26am