# Right kite - these can contain more than one right angle.

• Oct 29th 2010, 02:26 PM
wolf
Right kite - these can contain more than one right angle.
I've been searching the Internet for "kite" definitions, terms, etc.
The definition of a right kite is that it contains one right angle, which can be either of the vertex angles.
However, the non-vertex angle can also be a right angle (two actually because non-vertex angles are equal).
Would a "right kite" of two 90 degree non-vertex angles have a special term or would it just be called another "right kite"?
Thank you.
• Oct 29th 2010, 04:46 PM
Soroban
Hello, wolf!

Quote:

I've been searching the Internet for "kite" definitions, terms, etc.
The definition of a right kite is that it contains one right angle,
which can be either of the vertex angles.

This is true . . . a typical "right kite" might look like this:

Code:

```            *           *90o*         *      *       *          *       *        *         *      *         *    *           *  *           * *             *```

Quote:

However, the non-vertex angle can also be a right angle
(two actually because non-vertex angles are equal).
Would a "right kite" of two 90 degree non-vertex angles have a special name?

Code:

```              o * o           o  *  |  *  o         o *    |    * o       *        |        *         *      |      *       o  *      |      *  o       o  *    |    *  o       o    *    |    *    o             *  |  *       o    *  |  *    o         o    * | *    o           o    *|*    o               o * o```

I don't think it has a special name.
I note that the two halves are inscribed in semicircles.
• Oct 29th 2010, 07:42 PM
wolf
soroban