How do we prove the triangles are the same?
-if the angles are the same
AAA (angle angle angle law)
-if the sizes are the same
ASA (angle side angle law)
-if the sides and angles are the same.
SAS (side angle side law)
-if the side and side and side equal
SSS (side side side law)
2/4 = 1/2 = 3/6 = 0.5 or 1/2
or you could write it the opposite way:
6/3 = 2/1 = 4/2
It will still equal the same thing:
0.5 or 1/2
*As long as you are comparing "this" to "that".
Is this triangle the same as well?
No, because not all the angles are the same. The sides are not equivalent to the original shape.
Next Unit: Polygons
Definition of a polygon: 2D shape that is a closed figure made of 3 or more line segments.
This unit will be focusing on identify similar polygons and explain why they are similar. Drawing similar polygons. Solving problems using the properties of similar polygons.
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Also remember to revisit Similarity and Proportions
-Go to Mr. Backé 's site
-Textbook: Chapter 4.4
Practice #3, 5, 6
Extend any 3 #13-17
Homework Book Chapter 4.4
Extra Practice 4.4