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:
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)
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 90o), the Kite will also be a Rhombus.