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6.4 and 6.5 Congruent and Similar Triangles

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### Similar Triangles

### But you don’t need ALL that information to be able to tell that two triangles are similar….

6.4 and 6.5Congruent and Similar Triangles

Similar and Congruent Figures

- Congruent polygons have all sides congruent and all angles congruent.
- Similar polygons have the same shape; they may or may not have the same size.

Tests for Congruency

Ways to prove triangles congruent :

- SSS ( Side – Side – Side )
- SAS ( Side – Angle – Side )
- ASA ( Angle – Side – Angle ) or AAS ( Angle –Angle – Side )
- RHS ( Right angle – Hypotenuse – Side )

Thinking Time ?????

- If 3 angles on A are equal to the 3 corresponding angles on the other B, are the two triangles congruent ?

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Similar trianglesFor two similar triangles,

- Similar triangles are triangles with the same shape

- corresponding angles have the same measure
- length of corresponding sides have the same ratio

Example

Side = 6 cm

Angle = 90o

3 Ways to Prove Triangles Similar

Similar triangles are like similar polygons. Their corresponding angles are CONGRUENT and their corresponding sides are PROPORTIONAL.

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AA Similarity that two triangles are similar….

- If two angles of a triangle are congruent to the two corresponding angles of another triangle, then the triangles are similar.

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SSS Similarity that two triangles are similar….

- If all three sides of a triangle are proportional to the corresponding sides of another triangle, then the two triangles are similar.

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SSS Similarity Theorem that two triangles are similar….

If the sides of two triangles are in proportion, then the triangles are similar.

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SAS Similarity that two triangles are similar….

- If two sides of a triangle are proportional to two corresponding sides of another triangle AND the angles between those sides are congruent, then the triangles are similar.

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SAS Similarity Theorem that two triangles are similar….

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If an angle of one triangle is congruent to an angle of another triangle and the sides including those angles are in proportion, then the triangles are similar.

Name Similar Triangles and Justify Your Answer! that two triangles are similar….

Home Work that two triangles are similar….

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