Posted by **maya** on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 4:26pm.

I have to find the area of a kite. I am only given part of the longest diagonal (12 cm) and half of the other diagonal (9 cm). I know the formula is diagonal 1 times diagonal 2 times 1/2. I have the length for one diagonal which is 18 cm b/c 9+9. How can find the length of the short part of the long diagonal (12). Any help is appreciated

- math -
**Reiny**, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 4:36pm
I think we are missing information

Was there an angle given?

- math -
**maya**, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 4:48pm
I think so too; there wasn't an angle give

- math -
**Reiny**, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 4:53pm
The way the question stands, the "bottom" of the kite could be any length along the missing part of the diagonal.

The angle at the shorter diagonal's end wasn't a right-angle ?

- math -
**maya**, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 5:12pm
Sorry, my question is worded confusingly. so, there are two diagonals on the kite. the shortest diagonal is 18 cm total. the longest diagonal has only part of the length given which is 12 cm, I need to find the length of the other part. is there any way that I can post a picture of the figure?

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Geometry - A kite has an area of 32. One diagonal is 4 times the other one. The ...
- Solid Mensuration - Find the lengths of the sides of the cylcic quadrilateral if...
- geometry - The longer diagonal of a rhombus is 2 times as long as the shorter ...
- math - The shorter diagonal of a rhombus is 10 inches long, and the angle the ...
- Geometry - The area of a rhombus is 31 feet squared one diagonal is 14 ft long. ...
- math algebra 1 - The length of a rectangle is 2 m less than the diagonal and the...
- maths - The area of a rhombus is 148.8cm per square If one diagonal is 19.2cm ...
- Algebra - The length of a rectangle is 3 m less than the diagonal and the width ...
- algebra1 HELP PLEASE - The length of a rectangle is 4 m less than the diagonal ...
- Math!Please Help.! - Hi.-It's Margie and I have a Math Lab to do but I don't get...

More Related Questions