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Because congruent figures just rotate or reflect making the shape the same size same everything, but when you dilate you shrink it or enlrge it making a similar figure but not a congruent figure. but translations, reflections, rotations, and dilations common thing is that when you move it or shrink it your shape still has the same angles.

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Q: Why do dilations produce similar figures but not congruent figures?

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