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January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015

Posted by **Anonymous** on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 5:43pm.

Can someone help me with this problem?

I can tell you what the two diagonals are, but there are more than three places to plot the other three vertices. They will depend upon which corner of the kite is at (3,6) and also depend upon where the two diagonals intersect.

Let a be the long diagonal's length and b be the short diagonal's length. The kite is symmetric about the long diagonal but not necessarily the short one. Then, no matter where the diagonals intersect (perpendicular to each other, for a kite), the area of the kite will be

32 = A = 2*(1/2) a (b/2)= ab/2 = 2 b^2.

Therefore b = 4 and a = 16.

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