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

1. ## 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.

2. Hello, wolf!

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*
*       *
*           *
*         *
*       *
*     *
*   *
* *
*

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.

3. soroban
I forgot to post a graphic I made:

All three quadrilaterals are "right kites" with the one on the right having two right angles, which as I have recently learned, has no special mathematical designation.

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