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Q: How do you know if two figures are similar or congruent?

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no because if they are conmgruent then they are similar

Congruent means two figures have exactly the same shape and size. If the shape is identical, but not the size , two figures are similar.

Yes, congruent means same size and shape.

That their sides are congruent.

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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

They are congruent if they are identical in shape and size.

... similar.

Two congruent geometric figures have the same shape and the same size, whereas two similar geometric figures have the same shape but they differ in size.

The Definition of Congruent Figures (which is a proof) says that if two figures have corresponding sides congruent and corresponding angles congruent, then the figures are to be congruent.

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

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