A Kite is a flat shape with straight sides. It has 2 pairs of equal-length adjacent sides.

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## Characteristics of Kite

- Two pairs of sides
- Each pair is 2 equal-length sides that are adjacent
- The angles are equal where the 2 pairs meet
- Diagonals (dashed lines) cross at right angles, and one of the diagonals bisects (cuts equally in half) the other.

## Area of a Kite

To find the Area, multiply the lengths of the diagonals and then divide by 2:

Example

A kite has diagonals of 6cm and 8cm, what is its Area?

## Perimeter of a Kite

The Perimeter is the distance around the edges.

The Perimeter is 2 times (side length a + side length b):

**Perimeter = 2 × (a + b)**

Example

A kite with side lengths of 15cm and 20cm, what is its Perimeter?

Perimeter = 2 × (15cm + 20cm) = 2 × 35cm = 70cm

## Rhombus and Square

When all the angles are also 90° the Kite will be a **Square.**

When all sides have equal length (with all angles aren’t 90^{o}), the Kite will also be a **Rhombus**.