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    Trigonometry of a Kite

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    Lines with special relationships to the sides and angles of a triangle determine proportional segments. When you know the length of some segments, you can use a proportion to find an unknown length.

    You are making the kite shown on the right (see attachment) from five pairs of congruent panels. In parts (a) - (d) below, use the given information to find the side lengths of the kite's panels. ABCD isd a kite:
    EB = 15 in., BC = 25 in.
    The extended ratio XY:YZ:ZC is 3:1:4

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    Solution Summary

    This solution shows step-by-step calculations to determine the sides and angles to design a kite.