Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
givealittletimetome
Group Title
I'm having trouble understanding congruency between Triangles.. Like SSS, SAS, ASA, and AAS. Can anyone help..?
 one year ago
 one year ago
givealittletimetome Group Title
I'm having trouble understanding congruency between Triangles.. Like SSS, SAS, ASA, and AAS. Can anyone help..?
 one year ago
 one year ago

This Question is Closed

BluFoot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Sure. There's basically a bunch of ways to prove that triangles are congruent. Congruent means that all the sides and all the angles are EXACTLY the same. For example: SSS is one way of proving that 2 triangles are congruent. SSS means "side side side", meaning if the three sides of two triangles are the same, then the two triangles are congruent. This means that if I gave you one triangle with side lengths and angles, and gave you another triangle with only side lengths, and all the side lengths were identical, you could use the angles of the first triangle to know the angles for the second. ASA means "angle side angle". So if you can find 2 identical angles, followed by 2 identical sides, followed by 2 identical angles (in order) then the triangles will be congruent. And so on
 one year ago

UsukiDoll Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
side side side side angle side angle side angle angle angle side all conditions in solving for triangles IT CAN NEVER be Angle angle angle. You need at least one side and one angle to solve a triangle typed equation.
 one year ago

givealittletimetome Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank you very much, first off. But I'm kind of confused on the definition of "AAS" because it states, "If two angles and a nonincluded side are congruent to the corresponding two angles and side of a second triangle, the two triangles are congruent." Does that just mean if both of the triangles have two angles and a nonincluded side that are the same size, they're congruent?
 one year ago

UsukiDoll Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1355006028651:dw
 one year ago

UsukiDoll Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that is what a typical angle angle side problem looks like.
 one year ago

givealittletimetome Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ohhh!!!! So it's basically just comparing the two angles and the literal side to the other triangle to see if they're congruent?
 one year ago

BluFoot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Let's try a question: http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/media/geo_exAAS.gif Are these triangles congruent?
 one year ago

givealittletimetome Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes because they have the same angle size/side length?
 one year ago

BluFoot Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
They are, but only because they follow one of the patterns you listed above: AAS. :)
 one year ago

givealittletimetome Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That's actually so easy, wow. You're a life saver. Thank you so much! <3
 one year ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.