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Kite

A quadrilateral with two pairs of adjacent sides that are congruent. Note that the diagonals of a kite are perpendicular.

 

Kite

d1 = long diagonal of kite
d2 = short diagonal of kite

Area = (½) d1d2


 

See also

Rhombus, square, area of a kite

 


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