Posted by **sLEXANDria** on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 1:08pm.

Find the variables and lengths of the sides of this kite.

{top left is y-4, top right is x+5, bottom left is 2x+5, and bottom right is x+12}

Thank you (:

- Geometry kite solving question -
**Steve**, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 3:36pm
Assuming symmetry for a kite,

y-4 = x+5

2x+5 = x+12

from the second equation,

x=7

plugging that into the first equation,

y=16

so, the short sides are 12, the long sides are 19

Check for typos. This is the second problem you've posted that doesn't follow the usual pattern of having n equations in n variables.

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