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Unit 5: Lesson 4

Topic D: Drawing, analysis, and classification of two-dimensional shapes

Kites as a geometric shape

Sal discusses a special type of quadrilateral, the kite. 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?
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
• how can you earn a BLACK HOLE
• To earn Atlas, you have to achieve mastery in 5000 skills.

To earn Artemis, you need to master 7,500 unique skills.