# How to use the area formula for a triangle to find the area of the kite.

How to use the area formula for a triangle to find the area of the kite.

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1. gin9 says:

You can view a kite as 4 triangles

Step-by-step explanation:

A geometric kite can easily be viewed as 4 triangles.  The formula to calculate the area of a kite (width x height)/2 is very similar to the one of a triangle (base x height)/2.

According to the formula to calculate the area of a kite, we would get:

(36 x 30)/2 = 540.

If we take the approach of using 4 triangles, we could imagine a shape formed by 4 triangles measuring 18 inches wide with a height of 15.

The area of each triangle would then be: (18 x 15)/2 = 135

If we multiply this 135 by 4... we get 540.

2. Fangflora3 says:

Draw a vertical line to break the kite into two equal triangles with a base of 36 and a height of 15. Use the formula A = 1

2

bh to find the area of each. The sum of the areas is the area of the kite.

Step-by-step explanation: This the acctual answer it makes sense

3. historyfanboy101 says:

Draw a vertical line to break the kite into two equal triangles with a base of 36 and a height of 15. Use the formula A = 1/2bh to find the area of each. The sum of the areas is the area of the kite.

Step-by-step explanation:

4. davistakeisha95 says:

Height of the kite is = 36 inches.

Width of the kite is = 30 inches

One of the ways to find the area is to draw a vertical line to break the kite into two equal triangles. Mark the base as 36 inches and height as 15 inches .

Now we will use the formula $area=\frac{1}{2}*base*height$ to find the area of each triangle. Then we will add both the areas to find the area of the kite.

Area of 1 triangle = $\frac{1}{2}*36*15$ = 270 square inches

Area of the 2nd triangle is also = 270 square inches

Hence, area of the kite = 270+270 = 540 square inches

5. Echo009 says:

formula area of the kite is pq/2