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Unit 2 Part 4 Proving Triangles Congruent
Angle – Side – Angle Postulate If two angles and the included side of a triangle are congruent to two angles and the included side of another triangle, then they are congruent by ASA. Included means between
Example of ASA A F E D C B The side is between the angles.
Angle – Angle – Side Postulate If two consecutive angles and a side of a triangle are congruent to two consecutive angles and a side of another triangle, then the triangles are congruent by AAS. Consecutive means one after another. Note: the side is NOT between the angles
Example of AAS F E D C B A The side is not between the angles.
Recall Reflexive Property : such as segment AB is congruent segment AB Vertical Angles are congruent such as angle G is congruent to angle H B A D C GH
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Hypotenuse-Leg Theorem (HL Theorem) If the hypotenuse and leg of a right triangle is congruent to the hypotenuse and leg of another right triangle then they are congruent.
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CPCTC Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles are Congruent. Once you prove two triangles congruent, then all of their corresponding parts are congruent.
SSS Side – Side – Side SAS Side – Angle – Side AAS Angle – Angle – Side ASA Angle – Side – Angle HLT Hypotenuse – Leg – Theorem Reflexive Property Vertical Angles CPCTC (corresponding parts of congruent triangles are congruent) What you should remember
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