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Congruent figures are always similar. However, similar figures are only sometimes congruent.

Q: Can congruent figures be similar and can similar figures be congruent?

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yes they are because they have congruent sides

Yes, congruent means same size and shape.

Congruent figures have exactly the same shape; you could superimpose one on the other and see only one figure. Similar figures have some points of similarity but do not have to be exactly the same.

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.

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All congruent figures are similar figures, and have identical sizes.

Are congruent figures always similar? Yes.

Congruent figures are similar - in sides as well as angles. Corresonding angles of similar figures congruent but their sides are not. The sides are all in some fixed ratio. [If that ratio is 1, the figures are congruent.]

Yes, congruent figures have to be similar

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.

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.

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Yes, but they are more than similar - they 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

no because if they are conmgruent then they are similar

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