A kite has two pairs of equal size. Total distance around the outside is called the perimeter of a kite. This distance can be found by calculating the sum of the lengths of each pair.

The perimeter formula of a kite is,

\[\large Perimeter = 2a + 2b\]

Where,

a = The length of the first pair

b = The length of the second pair

### Solved Example

**Question: **Find the perimeter of the kite whose equal sides are 18 cm and 26 cm.

**Solution:**

Given,

a = 18 cm

b = 26 cm

Perimeter of the kite = 2(a + b)

Perimeter of the kite = 2(18 + 26) = 2 × 44

Perimeter of the kite = 88 cm