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# Kites as a geometric shape

The video dives into the world of quadrilaterals, specifically focusing on kites. It explores how kites are defined by two pairs of adjacent, congruent sides. It also highlights that the diagonals of a kite intersect at a 90-degree angle, with one line bisecting the other. Created by Sal Khan.

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• Would a diamond classify as a rhombus?
• You are correct that A diamond is a rhombus, but the reversing the implication doesn't always give the same result. For example, a square classifies as a rectangle, but a rectangle may not classify as a square.
• Is a kite a paralelogram
• In Euclidean geometry, a kite is a quadrilateral whose four sides can be grouped into two pairs of equal-length sides that are adjacent to each other. In contrast, a parallelogram also has two pairs of equal-length sides, but they are opposite to each other rather than adjacent.
• what does purpendicular bisector mean?
• Cventura , the spelling is perpendicular bisector any way ... it means imagine there is a line and the length of it is 10cm , and now you draw another line crossing the middle point of that 10cm line and in the crossing point (Intersection point) you get a 90 degree angle made from the two lines. That is a perpendicular bisector line, and it divides the line into to 5cm parts.

for a keyboard example;
The letter " T " you see in the middle ... two lines get crossed and makes a 90 degree angle !

As the above Tristan said , it has to go from the middle of a certain line (which means divides into two equal parts) and also it has to make a 90 degree angle by both lines.

some think that the perpendicular line we draw has to stop by the 1st line like a upside down T , no it is not it can continue even after that making a Cross.
• Are Rhombi and squares also called kites?
• No, I dont think so considering that in the vidio i think it said it has to be diamond shaped.
• ur so good omg
• no questions
• So a kite by definition could be a parallelogram? I’ve read two different opinions. One says a kite is not a parallelogram so it cannot be a rhombus. By the definition used in this video, however, it could be a parallelogram.
• Well, I like to think of a Kite as a Wish.com Rhombus. It's not congruent on all 4 sides, but 2 pairs are congruent. If you think about it, a rhombus is the product of a parallelogram and a kite.

So the most common identification of a kite is that it is not a parallelogram, but is a variant of a rhombus.

Hope that made sense! - PM
• What does Conguent mean?
• (of figures) identical in form; coinciding exactly when superimposed.
• What are "perpendicular bisectors of each other"?
• a perpendicular bisector is when a line cuts another line in half, the other line must be at a right angle to the line its cutting in half. if 2 lines are perpendicular bisectors of each other then they both cut each other in half and they meet at their midpoints
• Aren't diamonds and kites the same?
• No. The word "diamond" is used for a shape with 4 sides where all sides are equal. Other names for a diamond are "rhombus" or "equilateral quadrilateral" (which is basically just Latin for "4-sided shape with equal sides").
A kite on the other hand is also 4-sided, but it has pairs of equal sides. So it can have 2 sides which are 4 units long while the other 2 sides are only 3 units long. The diamond is a special case of the kite: one where all sides are equal, not just the pairs.