# When can a parallelogram be a kite?

**kite**is usually defined as having two sets of consecutive congruent sides. If the definition includes the phrase two DISTINCT sets of congruent sides it

**will**not be a

**parallelogram**, as the opposite sides

**will**not be congruent.

Similarly, you may ask, when can a parallelogram also be a kite?

In Euclidean geometry, a **kite** is a quadrilateral whose four sides **can** be grouped into two pairs of equal-length sides that are adjacent to each other. In contrast, a **parallelogram also** has two pairs of equal-length sides, but they are opposite to each other rather than adjacent.

Also, can a parallelogram and a kite be congruent? A square **can** be defined as a **rhombus** which is also a rectangle – in other words, a **parallelogram** with four **congruent** sides and four right angles. A trapezoid is a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides. A **kite** is a quadrilateral with exactly two pairs of adjacent **congruent** sides.

Also question is, are some parallelograms kites?

**Kites** are quadrilaterals that can be **parallelograms**. If their two pairs of sides are equal, it becomes a rhombus, and if their angles are equal, it becomes a square.

Is a rhombus a kite?

In general, any quadrilateral with perpendicular diagonals, one of which is a line of symmetry, is a **kite**. Every **rhombus** is a **kite**, and any quadrilateral that is both a **kite** and parallelogram **is a rhombus**. A **rhombus** is a tangential quadrilateral. That is, it has an inscribed circle that is tangent to all four sides.