# Frequent question: Why is every rhombus a kite?

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A kite is a convex quadrilateral with two pairs of adjacent equal sides. A rhombus has two pairs of adjacent equal sides too, but all four sides are the same length. This answer assumes a positive definition of “kite” that does not deliberately exclude such special cases as rhombuses or squares.

## Is every rhombus also a kite?

In general, any quadrilateral with perpendicular diagonals, one of which is a line of symmetry, is a kite. Every rhombus is a kite, and any quadrilateral that is both a kite and parallelogram is a rhombus. A rhombus is a tangential quadrilateral. That is, it has an inscribed circle that is tangent to all four sides.

## How do you prove a rhombus is a kite?

Here are the two methods:

1. If two disjoint pairs of consecutive sides of a quadrilateral are congruent, then it’s a kite (reverse of the kite definition).
2. If one of the diagonals of a quadrilateral is the perpendicular bisector of the other, then it’s a kite (converse of a property).

## Why is every rhombus not a kite?

A kite is a quadrilateral whose four sides can be grouped into two pairs of equal-length sides that are adjacent to each other and only one pair of opposite angles are equal. All sides of a rhombus are equal and opposite angles are equal. So, all kites are not rhombuses.

## What is a rhombus that is not a kite?

A kite is a convex quadrilateral with two pairs of adjacent equal sides. A rhombus has two pairs of adjacent equal sides too, but all four sides are the same length. This answer assumes a positive definition of “kite” that does not deliberately exclude such special cases as rhombuses or squares.

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## When can a kite be a rhombus?

When all sides have equal length the Kite will also be a Rhombus. When all the angles are also 90° the Kite will be a Square. A Square is a Kite?

## What are the rules of a kite?

By definition, a kite is a polygon with four total sides (quadrilateral). The sum of the interior angles of any quadrilateral must equal: degrees degrees degrees. Additionally, kites must have two sets of equivalent adjacent sides & one set of congruent opposite angles.