ACT Math : How to find the area of a kite

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Example Question #8 : How To Find The Area Of A Kite

Find the area of a kite if one diagonal is  long, and the other diagonal is  long.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula for the area of a kite is 

Plug in the values for each of the diagonals and solve.

Example Question #1 : How To Find The Area Of A Kite

Find the area of a kite with the diagonal lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the formula to find the area of a kite.  Substitute the diagonals and solve.

Example Question #2 : How To Find The Area Of A Kite

Find the area of a kite with diagonal lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the formula for the area of a kite.

Plug in the given diagonals.

Pull out a common factor of two in  and simplify.

Use the FOIL method to simplify.

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