What is the difference between Rhombus and Kite?
1. In rhombus all sides are equal.
2. A rhombus has two pairs of opposite angles are equal.
3. The diagonals of a rhombus bisect each other at right angles.
1. In kite two pairs of sides are equal
2. The angles between the pair of sides are congruent.
3. The diagonals intersect at right angles.
Every rhombus has two diagonals connecting opposite pairs of vertices. Using congruent triangles, one can prove that the rhombus is symmetric across each of these diagonals. It follows that any rhombus has the following two properties:
1. Opposite angles of a rhombus have equal measure.
2. The two diagonals of a rhombus are perpendicular.
The first property implies that every rhombus is a parallelogram. A rhombus therefore has all of the properties of a parallelogram: opposite sides are parallel, adjacent angles are supplementary, and the two diagonals bisect one another.
Not every parallelogram is a rhombus, though any parallelogram with perpendicular diagonals (the second property) is a rhombus. In general, any quadrilateral whose two diagonals are perpendicular is called a kite. Every rhombus is a kite, and any quadrilateral that is both a kite and parallelogram is a rhombus.
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