anonymous
  • anonymous
Is it possible to determine if two triangles are similar if I only know one angle and one side?
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Yttrium
  • Yttrium
I think it is not.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you goformit100 for the warm welcome. I have read and will abide by the code of conduct. I have been trying to determine the above question by using SSS SAS and AAA or a combination of the two. But all I have to go on are one angle and one side and I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing a step.
Yttrium
  • Yttrium
Are you sure that the given are just one angle and one side? Isn't it that the one angle their is right so it isn't mentioned how many degrees is was because it was denoted by perpendicular sign?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Hang on I'll get a pic.,,,
Yttrium
  • Yttrium
Sure.
anonymous
  • anonymous
So I see there are 2 angles at 65 degrees. Line segment AB is equal To Line segment BC and therefore line segment AC is 2 times AB or BC. It's just that when I rotate them I the sides don't match up when the angles share the same vertex so I can't seem to come up with the answer. I'm confused.
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
no
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok I think no is correct, but is it simply because I don't have enough information, or is there a way to show they are not similar?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
You should ask yourself if there is an SA similarity property because you asked if you could prove triangles similar knowing only 1 side and 1 angle.
Yttrium
  • Yttrium
They are similar. Note that triangle CDE is within triangle CAE. Therefore, we can say that
anonymous
  • anonymous
OMG I didn't even think about angle C! What the heck? That makes sense, so does it matter that the line segments are the same or was that just to throw me off the trail?
Yttrium
  • Yttrium
Similar triangles are defined as triangles that are equiangular and with side having a common ratio.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you Yttrium. Light bulb definitely went on in my brain. This was the last question on my review sheet, I think I'm ready for the quiz now.
Yttrium
  • Yttrium
You're welcome. :D One tip more: practice. That will make you better not only in math.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I agree. And thanks again for the help.

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