Perimeter of a kite is the distance around the outside of a kite and is calculated by adding the length of all its sides together.

**P = A + B + C + D**

Where *P* is the perimeter and *A*, *B*, *C*, and *D* are the kite’s sides.

Since a kite has 2 pairs of adjacent side congruent, the perimeter can be calculated by the following formula:

**P = 2 × A + 2 × C**

Where *P* is the perimeter, and *A* and *C* are the kite’s sides.

Note:

*A = B* and *C = D*

Example:

If A = 3, B = 3, C = 5, and D = 5

then P = ?

P = A + B + C + D = 3 + 3 + 5 + 5 = 16

or

P = 2 × A + 2 × C = 2 × 3 + 2 × 5 = 6 + 10 = 16