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Question from nicole, a student:
what is the name of a figure that has 2 sides that measure 25 feet each and 2 sides that measure 10 feet each?


That depends: are the long sides next to each other or opposite?
In one case it's called a "kite", in the other case a "parallelogram".
Draw one of each and try to see which name goes with which figure.



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