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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?
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• 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
• Just came up with something to think about. Would a square be the only shape that can be both a kite and a rectangle?
• Yes! I agree. A square is both a kite and a rectangle. I can't think of another type of shape that could be that.
• what does congruent mean ? what does adjacent mean?
• Congruent means exactly the same shape. So if you fold a piece of paper perfectly in half, each of the halves are congruent. The lengths of the sides as well as the angle measures have to be the same. Adjacent means right next to.