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Proving Δ s are : SSS, SAS, HL, ASA, & AAS

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SSS SSS Side-Side-Side Postulate If 3 sides of one Δ are to 3 sides of another Δ, then the Δs are .

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More on the SSS Postulate If AB ED, AC EF, & BC DF, then ΔABC ΔEDF. E D F A B C

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Use the SSS Congruence Postulate Write a proof. GIVEN KL NL, KM NM Proof It is given that KL NL and KM NM By the Reflexive Property, LM LN. So, by the SSS Congruence Postulate, KLM NLM PROVE KLM NLM EXAMPLE 1:

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GUIDED PRACTICE Decide whether the congruence statement is true. Explain your reasoning. SOLUTION 1. ACB CAD BC AD GIVEN : PROVE : ACB CAD PROOF: It is given that BC AD By Reflexive property AC AC, But AB is not congruent CD. YOUR TURN:

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GUIDED PRACTICE Therefore the given statement is false and ABC is not Congruent to CAD because corresponding sides are not congruent YOUR TURN (continued):

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GUIDED PRACTICE Decide whether the congruence statement is true. Explain your reasoning. SOLUTION QT TR, PQ SR, PT TS GIVEN : PROVE : QPT RST PROOF: It is given that QT TR, PQ SR, PT TS. So by SSS congruence postulate, QPT RST. Yes, the statement is true. QPT RST 2. YOUR TURN:

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SAS SAS Side-Angle-Side Postulate If 2 sides and the included of one Δ are to 2 sides and the included of another Δ, then the 2 Δs are .

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More on the SAS Postulate If BC YX, AC ZX, & C X, then ΔABC ΔZXY. B ACX Y Z ) (

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EXAMPLE 2 Use the SAS Congruence Postulate Write a proof. GIVEN PROVE STATEMENTS REASONS BC DA, BC AD ABC CDA 1. Given 1. BC DA S Given 2. BC AD 3. BCA DAC 3. Alternate Interior Angles Theorem A 4. AC CA Reflexive Property of Congruence S Example 2:

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EXAMPLE 2 STATEMENTS REASONS 5. ABC CDA SAS Congruence Postulate 5. Example 2 (continued):

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Given: DR AG and AR GR Prove: Δ DRA Δ DRG. D A R G Example 4:

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Statements_______ 1. DR AG; AR GR 2. DR DR 3. DRG & DRA are rt. s 4. DRG DRA 5. Δ DRG Δ DRA Reasons____________ 1. Given 2. Reflexive Property 3. lines form 4 rt. s 4. Right s Theorem 5. SAS Postulate D A G R Example 4 (continued):

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HL HL Hypotenuse - Leg Theorem If the hypotenuse and a leg of a right Δ are to the hypotenuse and a leg of a second Δ, then the 2 Δs are .

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ASA ASA Angle-Side-Angle Congruence Postulate If two angles and the included side of one triangle are congruent to two angles and the included side of a second triangle, then the triangles are congruent.

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AAS AAS Angle-Angle-Side Congruence Theorem If two angles and a non-included side of one triangle are congruent to two angles and the corresponding non- included side of a second triangle, then the triangles are congruent.

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Proof of the Angle-Angle-Side (AAS) Congruence Theorem Given: A D, C F, BC EF Prove: ∆ABC ∆DEF Paragraph Proof You are given that two angles of ∆ABC are congruent to two angles of ∆DEF. By the Third Angles Theorem, the third angles are also congruent. That is, B E. Notice that BC is the side included between B and C, and EF is the side included between E and F. You can apply the ASA Congruence Postulate to conclude that ∆ABC ∆DEF. AB C D E F

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Is it possible to prove these triangles are congruent? If so, state the postulate or theorem you would use. Explain your reasoning. Example 5:

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In addition to the angles and segments that are marked, EGF JGH by the Vertical Angles Theorem. Two pairs of corresponding angles and one pair of corresponding sides are congruent. Thus, you can use the AAS Congruence Theorem to prove that ∆EFG ∆JHG. Example 5 (continued):

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Is it possible to prove these triangles are congruent? If so, state the postulate or theorem you would use. Explain your reasoning. Example 6:

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In addition to the congruent segments that are marked, NP NP. Two pairs of corresponding sides are congruent. This is not enough information to prove the triangles are congruent. Example 6 (continued):

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Given: AD║EC, BD BC Prove: ∆ABD ∆EBC Plan for proof: Notice that ABD and EBC are congruent. You are given that BD BC. Use the fact that AD ║EC to identify a pair of congruent angles. Example 7:

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Statements: 1.BD BC 2.AD ║ EC 3. D C 4. ABD EBC 5.∆ABD ∆EBC Reasons: 1.Given 2.Given 3.If || lines, then alt. int. s are 4.Vertical Angles Theorem 5.ASA Congruence Postulate Example 7 (continued):

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