# geometry

How do you find the area of a trapezoid and a kite?

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1. For a trapezoid,
Area = H * (1/2) (L1 + L2)
Where L1 and L2 are the lengths of the unequal parallel sides. H is the distance (height) between the parallel sides.

For a kite, break it up into two triangles. Add those two areas. Most kites are not rhombuses, meaning that they do not have equal side lengths. They do have an axis of symmetry. Let L be the length of that axis, top point to bottom point. Let X be the distance from the axis of symmetry to either of the other two corners.
Area = 2*(1/2)*L*X = L*X

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