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GeometryDate:____________Chapter 4: Congruent Triangles4.4 Proving Triangles are Congruent: ASA and AAS
4.4 Proving Triangles are Congruent: ASA and AAS
Objective:
To prove triangles are congruent using the ASA Congruence Postulate and the AASCongruence Theorem.
Postulate 21: Angle-Side-Angle (ASA) Congruence Postulate
If two angles and the included side of one triangle are congruent totwo angles and the included side of a second triangle, then the twotriangles are congruent.

If
A
@
D
,

AC
@
DF
, and
@
, then
ABC
@
DEF
.
Theorem 4.5: Angle-Angle-Side (AAS) Congruence Theorem
If two angles and a non-included side of one triangles are congruentto two angles and the corresponding non-included side of a secondtriangles, then the two triangles are congruent.

If
A
@
D
,

@
, and
BC
@
EF
, then
ABC
@
DEF
.
Example 1:
Prove the AAS Congruence Theorem.Given:
A
@
D
,

@
,

BC
@
EF
Prove:
ABC
@
DEF
Statements Reasons1.
A
@
D
,

@
,

BC
@
EF
1.2.
B
@
E
2.3.
ABC
@
DEF
3.
B
A
E
D
B
A
E
D
B
A
E
D