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QuestionHow do I find the diagonals of a kite?David JiaDavid Jia is an Academic Tutor and the Founder of LA Math Tutoring, a private tutoring company based in Los Angeles, California. With over 10 years of teaching experience, David works with students of all ages and grades in various subjects, as well as college admissions counseling and test preparation for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and more. After attaining a perfect 800 math score and a 690 English score on the SAT, David was awarded the Dickinson Scholarship from the University of Miami, where he graduated with a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Business Administration. Additionally, David has worked as an instructor for online videos for textbook companies such as Larson Texts, Big Ideas Learning, and Big Ideas Math.
Academic TutorMeasure from one corner to the corner directly across from it to find the length of a diagonal. 
QuestionHow do I find the measure of the diagonals of a kite if I only have the area?Community AnswerThis isn't possible without more information. If you knew the size of one of the angles, or the length of one side, you might be able to find the length of the diagonals using the Pythagorean Theorem. If you know the relationship between the diagonal lengths (for example, one diagonal is twice as long as the other) and the area, you can use algebra to find the length of the diagonals.

QuestionHow to find the area of a kite given the length of the sides?DonaganTop AnswererThat's not enough information to find the area.

QuestionAre all diagonals equal?Community AnswerNo. Although the diagonals could be equal, a kite shape (roughly a diamond shape) has two typically unequal diagonals. If they were equal, the shape would be a square.

QuestionWhat is the area of a kite equal to?Community AnswerThe area of a kite measures the space inside the four sides. The most common way to find the area is by using the formula A = xy/2, where x and y are the lengths of the diagonals.

QuestionWhat is the ratio of diagonals in a kite?DonaganTop AnswererThere is no standard ratio. A kite can be made to any specifications, so the diagonals can be any length. A typical ratio, however, would be roughly 3:2.

QuestionHow do I calculate the diagonal length of a kite if I know the length of the sides?DonaganTop AnswererYou would need additional information such as the area of the kite or two of the angles.

QuestionHow do I find the area of a kite by splitting it into triangles?DonaganTop AnswererA kite's longer diagonal splits the kite into two triangles of equal area. You can find the kite's area by finding the area of either triangle and doubling it. The area of either triangle is half the product of the long diagonal and onehalf of the short diagonal (meaning onequarter of the product of the two diagonals). So the area of the full kite is twice that product, which means half the product of the two diagonals.

QuestionHow do I find the area of a kite when I don't have the measurement, only the area of an isosceles of it?DonaganTop AnswererA kite shape consists of two isosceles triangles. If you know the areas of both of them, add them together to get the kite's area.

QuestionCan the volume of a kite be calculated?DonaganTop AnswererNo, not a kite as described in this article. There are box kites and certain other shapes that could be said to define a volume. For a box kite you would multiply length by width by height.

QuestionHow do I calculate the volume of a cube?DonaganTop AnswererIf you know the length of any edge, cube that length to get the volume. That is, multiply the length of the edge by itself, then multiply again by the length.

QuestionWhat if there are different numbers in each of the triangles?DonaganTop AnswererIn a kite, each triangle is identical to one of the other triangles but different from the other two.
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