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4.4 Proving Triangles are Congruent: ASA and AAS
Objective: To prove triangles are congruent using the ASA Congruence Postulate and the AAS Congruence Theorem.

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Postulate 21: Angle-Side-Angle (ASA) Congruence Postulate If two angles and the included side of one triangle are congruent to two angles and the included side of a second triangle, then the two triangles are congruent.

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If –A @ –D, AC @ DF, and –C @ –F, then ABC @DEF. B

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Theorem 4.5: Angle-Angle-Side (AAS) Congruence Theorem If two angles and a non-included side of one triangles are congruent to two angles and the corresponding non-included side of a second triangles, then the two triangles are congruent.

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If –A @ –D, –C @ –F, and BC @ EF, then ABC @DEF.

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Example 1: Prove the AAS Congruence Theorem. Given: –A @ –D,  –C @ –F,  BC @ EF Prove: ABC @DEF Statements 1. –A @ –D,  –C @ –F,  BC @ EF 2. –B @ –E 3. ABC @DEF
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Chapter 4: Congruent Triangles

4.4 Proving Triangles are Congruent: ASA and AAS

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Example 2: Is it possible to prove that the triangles are congruent? If so, state the postulate or theorem you would use. Explain your reasoning.
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Example 3: Prove. Given: AD || EC,  BD @ BC Prove: ABD @EBC Statements 1. 2. 3. 4. Example 4: Prove. Given: AB ^ AD,  DE ^ AD,  BC @ EC Prove: ABC @DEC Statements Reasons Reasons 1. Given

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2. Alternate Interior Angles Theorem 3. Vertical Angles Theorem 4. ASA Congruence Postulate

Chapter 4: Congruent Triangles

4.4 Proving Triangles are Congruent: ASA and AAS