# Write a congruence statement about the sides of the given triangle

E, and C F. While it may not seem important, the order in which you list the vertices of a triangle is very significant when trying to establish congruence between two triangles.

Essentially what we want to do is find the answer that helps us correspond the triangles' points, sides, and angles. The answer that corresponds these characteristics of the triangles is b.

In answer bwe see that? Let's start off by comparing the vertices of the triangles. In the first triangle, the point P is listed first. This corresponds to the point L on the other triangle.

## Congruence Statement Basics

We know that these points match up because congruent angles are shown at those points. Listed next in the first triangle is point Q.

We compare this to point J of the second triangle. Again, these match up because the angles at those points are congruent. Finally, we look at the points R and K. The angles at those points are congruent as well. We can also look at the sides of the triangles to see if they correspond.

For instance, we could compare side PQ to side LJ. The figure indicates that those sides of the triangles are congruent. We can also look at two more pairs of sides to make sure that they correspond. Sides QR and JK have three tick marks each, which shows that they are congruent. Finally, sides RP and KJ are congruent in the figure.

Thus, the correct congruence statement is shown in b. We have two variables we need to solve for. It would be easiest to use the 16x to solve for x first because it is a single-variable expressionas opposed to using the side NR, would require us to try to solve for x and y at the same time. We must look for the angle that correspond to? E so we can set the measures equal to each other. The angle that corresponds to?

A, so we get Now that we have solved for x, we must use it to help us solve for y. The side that RN corresponds to is SM, so we go through a similar process like we did before.

Now we substitute 7 for x to solve for y: We have finished solving for the desired variables. To begin this problem, we must be conscious of the information that has been given to us. We know that two pairs of sides are congruent and that one set of angles is congruent.

In order to prove the congruence of? SQT, we must show that the three pairs of sides and the three pairs of angles are congruent. Since QS is shared by both triangles, we can use the Reflexive Property to show that the segment is congruent to itself.

We have now proven congruence between the three pairs of sides. The congruence of the other two pairs of sides were already given to us, so we are done proving congruence between the sides. Now we must show that all angles are congruent within the triangles. One pair has already been given to us, so we must show that the other two pairs are congruent. It has been given to us that QT bisects?The congruence of the other two pairs of sides were already given to us, so we are done proving congruence between the sides.

Now we must show that all angles are congruent within the triangles. One pair has already been given to us, so we must show that the other two pairs are congruent. To write a correct congruence statement, the implied order must be the correct one.

The good feature of this convention is that if you tell me that triangle XYZ is congruent to triangle CBA, I know from the notation convention that XY = CB, angle X = angle C, etc.

Write a congruence statement. 3. 4. 5. For Exercises 6 and 7, can you conclude that the triangles are congruent? Justify your answers.

15 list the corresponding sides and angles. Write a congruence statement. Given ASA Triangle Congruence.

 A Review of Basic Geometry - Lesson 7 This is very different! The notation convention for congruence subtly includes information about which vertices correspond.

A triangle with three sides that are each equal in length to those of another triangle, for example, are congruent. This statement can be abbreviated as SSS. Two triangles that feature two equal sides and one equal angle between them, SAS, are also congruent.

Using the AAS Congruence Theorem Write a proof. Given HF — GK In Exercises 7 and 8, state the third congruence statement that is needed to prove that Section Proving Triangle Congruence by ASA and AAS PROOF In Exercises 17 and For example, a congruence between two triangles, ABC and DEF, means that the three sides and the three angles of both triangles are congruent.

Side AB is congruent to side DE. Side BC is congruent to side EF.

A Summary of Triangle Congruence