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# Why is it that if a shape is congruent its similar?

Updated: 12/23/2022

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Congruency means that the given 2 figures are exactly same in shape and size. Thus all corresponding angles will also be the same.

Similarity of shapes means that the 2 given shapes are same in shape but the measures of corresponding sides may not be the same. Since the shapes are the same, the corresponding angles are also same.

If 2 shapes are congruent, they have equal corresponding angles. The equal angles satisfy the condition for the shapes being similar. Hence congruent shapes are similar as well.

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