# What does it mean to be congruent?

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## What does it mean to be congruent?

Congruent. … Angles are congruent when they are the same size (in degrees or radians). Sides are congruent when they are the same length.

## What does it mean if two shapes are congruent?

In geometry, two figures or objects are congruent if they have the same shape and size, or if one has the same shape and size as the mirror image of the other.

## How can you determine congruence and similarity?

If two pairs of corresponding angles in a pair of triangles are congruent, then the triangles are similar. We know this because if two angle pairs are the same, then the third pair must also be equal. When the three angle pairs are all equal, the three pairs of sides must also be in proportion.

## Does congruent mean equal?

Definition: congruent means that objects have the same shape. It does not mean that they are 'equal', exactly. People often confuse this word with 'equal,' but there is a small difference in the way that these two words should be used.

## Are similar polygons congruent?

Similar polygons are two polygons with the same shape, but not necessarily the same size. Similar polygons have corresponding angles that are congruent, and corresponding sides that are proportional. … Specific types of triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons will always be similar.

## Can congruent shapes be flipped?

To be congruent two triangles must be the same shape and size. However one triangle can be reflected, that is, flipped over with respect to the other. As long as they are otherwise identical, the triangles are still congruent.

## How do you know if a shape is similar?

Two figures that have the same shape are said to be similar. When two figures are similar, the ratios of the lengths of their corresponding sides are equal. To determine if the triangles below are similar, compare their corresponding sides.

## What are congruent figures Examples?

Same shape, same size. They are congruent! One triangle points up, while the other points down. However, if you were to measure them, you'd discover that the corresponding sides of both triangles are exactly the same.

## What is RHS congruence rule?

Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles. RHS rule Congruence of right angled triangle illustrates that, if hypotenuse and one side of right angled triangle are equal to the corresponding hypotenuse and one side of another right angled triangle; then both the right angled triangle are said to be congruent.

## What is a congruence statement?

Congruence Statements. When stating that two triangles are congruent, use a congruence statement. The order of the letters is very important, as corresponding parts must be written in the same order. Notice that the congruent sides also line up within the congruence statement.

## Which angles are congruent?

Congruent Angles have the same angle (in degrees or radians). That is all. They don't have to point in the same direction. They don't have to be on similar sized lines.

## What is congruent triangle?

When two triangles are congruent they will have exactly the same three sides and exactly the same three angles. The equal sides and angles may not be in the same position (if there is a turn or a flip), but they are there.

## What is a similarity statement for triangles?

Side-Side-Side Postulate (4) The second way to prove triangle similarity is the Angle-Angle (AA) Postulate. It goes something like this: If two triangles have two pairs of congruent angles, then the triangles are similar.

## What does scale factor mean?

A scale factor is a number which scales, or multiplies, some quantity. In the equation y = Cx, C is the scale factor for x. C is also the coefficient of x, and may be called the constant of proportionality of y to x.

## Is a shape congruent to itself?

This property is used when a figure is congruent to itself. Angles, line segments, and geometric figures can be congruent to themselves. Congruence is when figures have the same shape and size.

## Are congruent triangles always similar?

If an angle of one triangle is congruent to an angle of a second triangle, and the sides including the two angles are proportional, then the triangles are similar. If the corresponding sides of two triangles are proportional, then the triangles are similar.