The pairs of equal sides imply several properties:
The angles between the sides of unequal length are equal. In the picture, they are both equal to the sum of the blue angle with the red angle.
The diagonals are perpendicular.
If and are the lengths of the diagonals, then the area is
Alternatively, if and are the lengths of the sides, and the angle between unequal sides, then the area is
A kite possesses an inscribed circle. That is, there exists a circle that is tangent (touches) the four sides.
Kites always possess at least one symmetry axis, being the diagonal that divides it into two congruent triangle.
When all the side lengths are the same, the kite becomes a rhombus, and when both diagonals have the same length, the kite becomes a square.
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