madisonmaruhnich94
Write a congruence statement for the pair of triangles.



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ganeshie8
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start wid one vertex

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as you go from b to z, its 5ft

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from z to y, its 3ft
so its,
\(\triangle bzy\)

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can you trace the second triangle same way ?

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could you explain how to get the answer?

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yea if you start from z
its zyb right ?

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for the seconf triangle, start from a corresponding vertex for z, which is o

madisonmaruhnich94
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alright so zyb and owr?

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Perfect !

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and they are congruent which postulate ?

madisonmaruhnich94
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what lol sorry I haven't been taught any of this material

ganeshie8
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okay, SSS means, Side Side Side
all Sides are congruent

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all corresponding sides between the two triangles are equal , right ?

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yes and congruent means equal

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yep thats right !
so its SSS congruence, all corresponding sides are congruent

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if all 3 corresponding sides are congruent, then triangles are congruent.
thats SSS congruence postulate.

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so it would be c?

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\(\triangle ZYB \cong \triangle OWR\) by SSS
yea its C

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thank you so much!

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np :)