A Kite is a flat shape with straight sides.
It has 2 pairs of equal adjacent sides.
| and || show equal sides
And it often
looks like a kite!
|Two pairs of sides|
Each pair is made up of adjacent sides (they meet) that are equal in length.
|The angles are equal where the two pairs meet.|
|Diagonals (dashed lines) cross at
and one of the diagonals bisects (cuts equally in half) the other.
Play with a Kite:
Multiply the lengths of the diagonals and then divide by 2 to find the Area:
Area = p × q2
Example: A kite has diagonals of 3 cm and 5 cm, what is its Area?
Area = 3 cm × 5 cm2 = 7.5 cm2
If you can draw your Kite, try the Area of Polygon by Drawing tool.
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 has side lengths of 12 m and 10m, what is its Perimeter?
Perimeter = 2 × (12 m + 10 m) = 2 × 22 m = 44 m
Rhombus and Square
When all sides have equal length the Kite will also be a Rhombus.
When all the angles are also 90° the Kite will be a Square.
A Square is a Kite? Yes! So it doesn't always look like the kite you fly.
A concave Kite is called a Dart