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Objectives: - Define congruent polygons - Solve problems by using congruent polygons Warm-Up: Captain Frank and Professor Quantum played chess. They played seven games, each won the same number of games, and there weren’t any stalemates. How could this have happened?

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Two polygons are congruent if and only if there is a correspondence between their sides and angles such that: -each pair of corresponding angles is congruent -each pair of corresponding sides is congruent Polygon Congruence Postulate:

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ABCDEFAFEDCB BCDEFABAFEDC CDEFABCBAFED DEFABCDCBAFE EFABCDEDCBAF FABCDEFEDCBA Example: What are all of the possible names for the hexagon below? A B C D E F

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Example: The polygons at the right are congruent. Write a congruence statement about them. A B D C G H F E There is more than one way to write a congruence statement. Complete the congruence statements below.

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Corresponding Sides & Angles If two polygons have the same number of sides, it is possible to set up a correspondence between them by pairing their parts. In quadrilaterals ABCD and EFGH, for example, you can pair angles A&E, B&F, C&G, and D&H. Notice you must go in the same order around each of the polygons. A B D C G H F E

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http://ed.ted.com/lessons/scott-kennedy-how-to-prove-a-mathematical-theoryExample: R E X F Note: Six congruences are required for triangles to be congruent—three pairs of angles and three pairs of sides.

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Homework: Pages 213–215; Numbers 7-28

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CONGRUENT TRIANGLES First, let’s start with congruent polygons (general). What makes two polygons congruent? ALL of the parts of one polygon are congruent.

CONGRUENT TRIANGLES First, let’s start with congruent polygons (general). What makes two polygons congruent? ALL of the parts of one polygon are congruent.

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