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. 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. 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. 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. 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 [tex]area=\frac{1}{2}*base*height[/tex] 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 = [tex]\frac{1}{2}*36*15[/tex] = 270 square inches

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

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

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