A "compare and contrast" essay asks you to look at two or more things and describe the ways that they are similar (compare) and then the ways that they are different (contrast). Usually at the end you have to give your opinion as to which you think is better.
Well, it is argumentative because, when you compare and contrast you do that for a reason....its either to prove something or come up with facts to prove something. You compare and contrast to see what is similar and different, you see what is the difference and make opinions from there.
Congruent figures are always similar. However, similar figures are only sometimes congruent.
All congruent shapes are similar, but not all similar shapes are congruent.
Compare and contrast it with what?
When you can not contrast or compare.
1. Compare 2. Contrast
Yes, congruent figures have to be similar
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Well, there has to be some purpose :] In a compare and contrast essay you compare and contrast the different aspects of a topic!