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# How are congruent and similar shapes different?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Similar shapes are the same shape and not the same size but congruent shapes are exactly alike

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Q: How are congruent and similar shapes different?
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### Are congruent tiangles similar?

All congruent shapes are similar, but not all similar shapes are congruent.

### Are similar shapes always congruent?

Yes because to be similar the shapes need to have the same ratio of sides and similar angles. To be congruent the shapes have to be the same shape and size, so 2 congruent shapes will always be similar.

### What are similarities of congruent shapes and similar shapes?

The angles for congruent shapes and the angles in similar shapes are all the same. All the sides are also proportional in both. Basically, all congruent shapes are similar but not all similar shapes are congruent.

### Can two shapes be congruent and not similar?

In short, no. Similar shapes are shapes in which all corresponding angles congruent regardless of the length of the sides. Congruent shapes have congruent corresponding angles and corresponding sides. In effect congruent shapes is a special condition of similar shapes.

### How are similar and congruent shapes alike and how are they different?

they are alike because congruent means the same ,and there is no difference.

### What does congruent and simliar mean?

Congruent means when 2 shapes are exactly the same Similar means the shapes are exactly same but with different sides

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### What does congruent mean if shapes are not the same size?

You can have two shapes - a small one and a big one - whose angles are congruent but the sides are not. In that case the shapes are not congruent but similar.

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### Are two similar polygons always congruent?

Yes, because congruent is mainly saying same shapes if they said congruent shapes.

### What is does congruent means?

Congruent means that two shapes are the same size and shape. When two shapes are congruent, all corresponding sides and angles are equal.

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