Elementary Geometry for College Students (6th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
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Chapter 3 - Review Exercises - Page 165: 5

Answer

1. We are told that AB is congruent to DE. 2. We are also told that AC is congruent to DF. 3. Since AB is parallel to DE, angle A is congruent to angle D, for if two alternate interior angles formed by parallel lines have the same transversal, they are congruent. 4. By SAS, this means that the two triangles are congruent. 5.Thus, FE and BC are at the same slope, for when two triangles are congruent, it follows that corresponding sides B and E are also congruent. 6. Lines at the same slope are parallel, so FE and BC are parallel.
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