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Q: How can a similar figure not be congruent?

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A similar figure has the same interior angles as a congruent figure but its sides are in proportion to a congruent figure.

Yes, congruent figures have to be similar

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Congruent.

A dilation would produce a similar figure.

Similar means they are of the same shape but not necessary the same size. two figure are congruents when they are of the same shape and size. congruent figures can be similar but not similar figures aren't always congruent

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Yes .But it depends what shape

Congruent figures are identical in dimensions and angles whereas similar figures have dimensions in proportion to congruent figures but both have exactly the same angles.

If two figures are similar or congruent, each angle of the first figure is the same as the corresponding angle of the second figure.In similar figures, the ratio of each side in the first figure to the corresponding side in the second figure is a constant. If the figures are congruent, that ratio is 1: that is, the corresponding sides are of the same measure.

because if you shrink or grow a similar figure, it would be congruent.

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