Calculating The Area of a Kite Shape. Easy Guide With Diagrams.

To find the area of kite all you need to do is multiply the two diagonal lengths together and divide your answer by 2. A kite has two diagonals, one horizontal and one vertical. (a diagonal goes from 1 vertex to another vertex).

Example 1

Calculate the area of this kite shape.

The two diagonal lengths of the kite are 10m and 8m.

First of all, multiply these two side length together.

10 × 8 = 80

Now all you need to do next is halve this number.

80 ÷ 2 = 40 m²

So the area of the kite is 40 m².

Example 2

Find the area of this kite shape.

This time the two diagonal lengths of the kite are 9mm and 7mm.

First of all, multiply these two side length together.

9 × 7 = 63

Now all you need to do next is halve this number.

63 ÷ 2 = 31.5 mm²

So the area of the kite is 31.5 mm².

So that is basically it, multiply the two diagonals together and divide this answer by 2. If you are still finding this difficult then take a look at these extra questions on working out the area of a kite shape. On the other hand, if you are finding this too easy, then try these examples out on compound shapes involving kites.