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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: | ||

− | * | + | * [[Diagonal]]s are [[perpendicular]] |

* Opposite angles enclosed by two unequal adjacent sides are equal | * Opposite angles enclosed by two unequal adjacent sides are equal | ||

+ | * Area = half the product of the diagonals | ||

− | A | + | 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. | ||

+ | <references/> | ||

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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.

- ↑ 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