Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-8 Proportions and Similar Figures - Lesson Check - Page 133: 3


The order in which the points of the triangles are listed identify the corresponding parts.

Work Step by Step

ΔMNP∼ΔRST The triangles have the same angle measurements and same side length ratios, but different side length measurements. The points/letters on the triangles indicate how these two similar triangles are drawn to correspond with each other. M and R, N and S, and P and T correspond with each other. The triangles are drawn so that these points line up to have the the same angle measurements and side length ratios, making them similar.
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