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Taking $B$ as the origin, let $A,C,D$ be represented by vectors $\def\v{\mathbf} \v a,\v c,\v d$. You are told that $AB = BC$, which says that $\v{a.a} = \v{c.c}$. Also, $CD = DA$, so that $(\v d - \v c)\v.(\v d - \v c) = (\v d - \v a)\v.(\v d - \v a)$. Using those equations, you want to show that $AC = BD$, or in other words $(\v c - \v a).\v d = \v 0$.brinlin said:
By choosing $A$ and $C$ to be on the $x$-axis, and $B$ and $D$ to be on the $y$-axis, you are assuming that $AC$ is perpendicular to $BD$, which is what you are supposed to be proving.Country Boy said:I would label the point where AC and BD intersect "E" and let that be the origin. Then A is (-a, 0) for some number, a, and C is (a, 0). B is (0, b) and D is (0,-d) ...
The diagonals of a kite are perpendicular if they intersect at a right angle. This can be proven using the Pythagorean Theorem, which states that in a right triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. By applying this theorem to the two triangles formed by the diagonals of a kite, we can show that the diagonals are perpendicular.
A kite is a quadrilateral with two pairs of equal adjacent sides. It is a type of quadrilateral known as a "special parallelogram" because it has two pairs of parallel sides, and its opposite angles are equal.
The diagonals of a kite are perpendicular because they intersect at a right angle. This is a property of kites that can be proven using the Pythagorean Theorem.
Yes, a kite is a common shape found in everyday objects. For example, a diamond or rhombus-shaped sign is a real-life example of a kite. Another example is a kite used for flying, which has two pairs of equal adjacent sides and two perpendicular diagonals.
The property of perpendicular diagonals in a kite is useful in geometry because it can be used to solve problems involving angles and sides of a kite. It can also be applied to other shapes and figures, such as rectangles and squares, to determine if their diagonals are perpendicular.