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Similar and Congruent Shapes
Part I: Notes
Similar Shapes: shapes that have the same .
Congruent Shapes: shapes that are the exactly the same. But these shapes could be
into different .
Corresponding Sides: Sides that are in the place in different .

To see if shapes are similar:


1. Check the of their corresponding sides.
2. Cross multiply this ratio.
3. If the cross multiplications equal each other, the shapes are .

These triangles are similar because their corresponding sides are in proportion to each
other.

1
2
2

_1 _ = 2_
2 4

1*4=4
2*2=4

Write a proportion and find the cross products to find out if each pair of triangles is
similar.
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2 3 4
4
4
1
8 3

_2 _ = ____
4

Is this pair of triangles similar? Is this pair of triangles similar?

Yes No Yes No
What about this pair of trapezoids? Are these parrellograms congruent?
7 3

10 3 7
8

5 4

Is this pair of triangles similar? Is this pair of parellograms congruent?

Yes No Yes No

Independent Practice: Write the answers to the questions on the board below.
1.

2. 3.

4. a) Congruent or Similar Why:

b) Congruent or Similar Why:


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c) Congruent or Similar Why:

d) Congruent or Similar Why:

e) Congruent or Similar Why: