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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.

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similar figures have the same shape but not the same lengths, while congruent shapes are the same as eachother.

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What is the difference between similar and congruent?

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


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

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


1What is the difference between congruent and 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.


Can congruent figures be similar figures?

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


Is congruent figures are always similar?

Are congruent figures always similar? Yes.


How are similar and congruent figures the same?

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.]


Are congruent figure similar?

Yes, congruent figures have to be similar


What is different about similar and congruent figures?

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.


What is different about similar figure and congruent figures?

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.


Are similar figures also congruent figures?

no


Are all similar figures congruent?

Yes, but they are more than similar - they are congruent.


What is the difference between a similar figure and a congruent figure?

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