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(not just a geometric term. Not sure where to say it, but this should be mentioned.)
 
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A [[quadrilateral]] with two distinct pairs of equal adjacent sides <ref>There seems to be some debate about whether or not this is a bona fide sub-classification of quadrilaterals, and if so, how it should be defined. See http://www.mathopenref.com/kite.html</ref>
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In geometry, a '''kite''' is a [[quadrilateral]] with two distinct pairs of equal [[adjacent sides]].<ref>There seems to be some debate about whether or not this is a bona fide sub-classification of quadrilaterals, and if so, how it should be defined. See: http://www.mathopenref.com/kite.html</ref>
  
 
As a result of this definition:
 
As a result of this definition:
* Diagonals are perpendicular
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* [[Diagonal]]s are [[perpendicular]]
 
* Opposite angles enclosed by two unequal adjacent sides are equal
 
* Opposite angles enclosed by two unequal adjacent sides are equal
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* Area = half the product of the diagonals
  
A Kite in which all four sides are equal is called a [[rhombus]].
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A kite in which all four sides are equal is called a [[rhombus]].
  
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==Notes==
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:*A kite can also refer to a toy which is attached to a thin line and carried up into the air by wind.
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===Notes===
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[[Category:Plane Geometry]]
 
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Latest revision as of 08:03, 9 August 2016

In geometry, a kite is a quadrilateral with two distinct pairs of equal adjacent sides.[1]

As a result of this definition:

  • Diagonals are perpendicular
  • Opposite angles enclosed by two unequal adjacent sides are equal
  • Area = half the product of the diagonals

A kite in which all four sides are equal is called a rhombus.

Notes

  • A kite can also refer to a toy which is attached to a thin line and carried up into the air by wind.
  1. There seems to be some debate about whether or not this is a bona fide sub-classification of quadrilaterals, and if so, how it should be defined. See: http://www.mathopenref.com/kite.html