# Area of a Kite

- Author:
- Miss Deitz

**Use the figure below to answer the following questions.**

Use sliders a and b to change the side lengths of the kite.
Use the sliders to rotate all four triangles.

**Note: To use each slider, drag the point along the line.****Rotate all four triangles:**What shape does the kite and four triangles form?- What is the area of this shape, in terms of d1 and d2?
**(Note: d1 and d2 represent the diagonals of the kite.)** - Write a formula for the area of kite ABCD in terms of d1 and d2.
**(Hint: Area of Kite = Area of Rectangle - Area of (Blue) Triangles )**