Discussion:  All Topics in Geometry 
Topic:  Is a rhombus a kite? 
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Subject:  RE: Is a rhombus a kite? 
Author:  Pi 
Date:  May 20 2005 
> The definition I use for a kite is that it is a quadrilateral that
> has two pair of distinct congruent consecutive sides. Therefore I
> would say a rhombus is not a kite since it is an equilateral
> quadrilateral.
I can relate to Susan's question about the rhombus and the kite. I find that
people get confused because some textbooks list the rhombus as a kite or doesn't
mention kite at all.
I think we should leave the definition of a kite as a toy that blows in the
wind; any four sided figure should be classified as a quadrilateral. All joking
a side, I agree with Tusk definition of a kite. I am part of a research group
and had to post a message.
 
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