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Triangle Congruence. Geometry Honors. Exploration. Postulate. Side-Side-Side (SSS) Postulate – If three sides of one triangle are congruent to three sides of another triangle, then the two triangles are congruent. . R. RAT  PEN. P. A. E. T. N. Postulate. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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TRIANGLE CONGRUENCE
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TRIANGLE CONGRUENCE

Exploration

Postulate

Side-Side-Side (SSS) Postulate – If three sides of one triangle are congruent to three sides of another triangle, then the two triangles are congruent.

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TA

PE

N

RAT PEN

Postulate

Side-Angle-Side (SAS) Postulate – If two sides and the included angle of one triangle are congruent to two sides and the included angle of another triangle, then the two triangles are congruent.

DOG CATD

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CT

A

Which postulate, if any, could you use to prove that the two triangles are congruent?

Starting a Proof

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PWrite a valid congruence statement.

SSS

ZQPZWP

Which postulate, if any, could you use to prove that the two triangles are congruent?

Starting a Proof

TNot congruent

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C

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Which postulate, if any, could you use to prove that the two triangles are congruent?

Starting a Proof

P

Write a valid congruence statement.

SAS

PANAPL

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A

N

Which postulate, if any, could you use to prove that the two triangles are congruent?

Starting a Proof

FWrite a valid congruence statement.

SSS or SAS

EFIGFHI

EG

H

F is the midpoint of HI.

What other information, if any, do you need to prove the 2 triangles are congruent by SSS or SAS?

Starting a Proof

B

C

AE

D

What other information, if any, do you need to prove the 2 triangles are congruent by SSS or SAS?

Starting a Proof

N

M

L

D

EF

What other information, if any, do you need to prove the 2 triangles are congruent by SSS or SAS?

Starting a Proof

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A

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T P

Given: X is the midpoint of AG and of NR.

Prove: ANX GRXStatements Reasons

NX

AR

1. AXN GXR 1. Vertical Angle Theorem2. X is the midpoint of

AG2. Given

3. AX XG 3. Def. of midpoint4. X is the midpoint of NR

4. Given

6. ANX GRX 6. SAS Postulate

G

5. NX XR 5. Def. of midpoint

HOMEWORK

Ways to Prove Triangles Congruent Worksheet Ways to Prove Triangles Congruent #2 Worksheet

Exploration

Postulate

Angle–Side-Angle (ASA) Postulate – If two angles and the included side of one triangle are congruent to two angles and the included side of another triangle, then the two triangles are congruent.B

I

A

RG

BIG ART

T

Which two triangles are congruent?

G

AT

PE

N

B

U

D

Write a valid

congruence

statement.

Theorem

Angle-Angle-Side (AAS) Theorem – If two angles and a non-included side of one triangle are congruent to two angles and a non-included side of another triangle, then the two triangles are congruent.BO

MA

Y

D

Given: XQ TR, XR bisects QT

Prove: XMQ RMTStatements Reasons

1. XQ TR 1. Given2. X R 2. Alt. Int. ’s

Theorem3. XMQ RMT 3. Vertical Angle Theorem4. XR bisects QT 4. Given

6. XMQ RMT 6. AAS Theorem5. QM TM 5. Def. of bisect

RM

X Q

T

Let’s do the Conclusion Worksheet

together.

HOMEWORK

Conclusions Worksheet #2

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