# Similar Polygons Section 6-2. similar figures – when figures have the same shape but are different sizes The symbol ~ means is similar to.

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Similar Polygons Section 6-2

similar figures – when figures have the same shape but are different sizes The symbol ~ means is similar to.

Defn. of Similar Polygons Two polygons are similar iff if their corresponding angles are congruent and the measures of their corresponding sides are proportional.

scale factor - the ratio of 2 corresponding sides of 2 similar polygons The scale factor is 3:2 or 2:3. 3 2 3 2

dilation – a transformation that reduces or enlarges a figure.

Joke Time What means of transportation gives people a cold? A choo-choo train

What job do hippies do? They hold your leggies on.

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