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4.6 Congruence in Right Triangles To Prove Triangles Congruent using the Hypotenuse Leg Theorem
Right Triangles… In a Right Triangle the side opposite the Right Angle is called the Hypotenuse. The Hypotenuse is always the largest side of the Right Triangle The other two sides are called the Legs. The Legs will always include the Right Angle.
Side Side Angle? Remember SSA is not a Congruence Rule in All Triangles. It does work however in a special case, Right Triangles. It occurs when hypotenuses and one pair of legs are congruent.
So… To Use the HL Theorem, you must show that three conditions are met: 1.There are two right triangles. (Right Angles) 2.The triangles have congruent hypotenuses. 3.There is one pair of congruent legs.