### Geo 4.3to4.5 DMW

```Congruent Triangles
4-3,
4-3,4-4,
4-4,and
and4-5
4-5
Congruent Triangles
Warm Up
Lesson Presentation
Lesson Quiz
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Let’s Get It Started . . .
1. Name all sides and angles of ∆FGH.
FG, GH, FH, F, G, H
2. What is true about K and L? Why?
 ;Third s Thm.
3. What does it mean for two segments to
be congruent?
They have the same length.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Objectives
• Use properties of congruent triangles.
• Prove triangles congruent by using the
definition of congruence.
• Apply SSS, SAS, ASA, and AAS to
construct triangles and solve problems.
• Prove triangles congruent by using
SSS, SAS, ASA, and AAS.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Vocabulary
corresponding angles
corresponding sides
congruent polygons
triangle rigidity
included angle
Included side
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Geometric figures are congruent if they are
the same size and shape. Corresponding
angles and corresponding sides are in the
same position in polygons with an equal
number of sides.
Two polygons are congruent polygons if
and only if their corresponding sides are
congruent. Thus triangles that are the same
size and shape are congruent.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
To name a polygon, write the vertices in
consecutive order.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Naming Polygons
Start at any vertex and list the vertices
consecutively in a clockwise or
counterclockwise direction.
D
E
I
N
Holt Geometry
A
DIANE
DENAI
IANED
ENAID
ANEDI
NAIDE
NEDIA
AIDEN
EDIAN
IDENA
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
When you write a statement such as
ABC  DEF, you are also stating
which parts are congruent.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Say What?
Given: ∆PQR  ∆STW
Identify all pairs of corresponding congruent parts.
Angles: P  S, Q  T, R  W
Sides: PQ  ST, QR  TW, PR  SW
Holt Geometry
Congruent SSS
Triangles
4-3,
and 4-5
Triangle
Congruence:
and SAS
4-44-4,
Warm Up
Lesson Presentation
Lesson Quiz
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Let’s Get It Started
1. Name the angle formed by AB and AC.
2. Name the three sides of ABC.
AB, AC, BC
3.
∆QRS  ∆LMN. Name all pairs of
congruent corresponding parts.
QR  LM, RS  MN, QS  LN, Q  L,
R  M, S  N
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Objectives
Apply SSS and SAS to construct triangles and solve
problems.
Prove triangles congruent by using SSS and SAS.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Vocabulary
triangle rigidity
included angle
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
In Lesson 4-3, you proved triangles
congruent by showing that all six pairs
of corresponding parts were congruent.
The property of triangle rigidity gives
you a shortcut for proving two triangles
congruent. It states that if the side
lengths of a triangle are given, the
triangle can have only one shape.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
For example, you only need to know that
two triangles have three pairs of congruent
corresponding sides. This can be expressed
as the following postulate.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Remember!
Adjacent triangles share a side, so you
can apply the Reflexive Property to get
a pair of congruent parts.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Example 1: Using SSS to Prove Triangle Congruence
Use SSS to explain why ∆ABC  ∆DBC.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Example 2
Use SSS to explain why
∆ABC  ∆CDA.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
An included angle is an angle formed
by two adjacent sides of a polygon.
B is the included angle between sides
AB and BC.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Caution
The letters SAS are written in that order
because the congruent angles must be
between pairs of congruent corresponding
sides.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Example 3: Engineering Application
The diagram shows part of
the support structure for a
tower. Use SAS to explain
why ∆XYZ  ∆VWZ.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Example 4
Use SAS to explain why
∆ABC  ∆DBC.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
The SAS Postulate guarantees that
if you are given the lengths of two
sides and the measure of the
included angles, you can construct
one and only one triangle.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Example 5: Verifying Triangle Congruence
Show that the triangles are congruent for the
given value of the variable.
∆MNO  ∆PQR, when x = 5.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Example 6: Proving Triangles Congruent
Prove: ∆ABD  ∆CDB
Statements
Reasons
1. Given
3. Alt. Int. s Thm.
4. BD  BD
4. Reflex. Prop. of 
5. ∆ABD  ∆ CDB
5. SAS Steps 3, 2, 4
Holt Geometry
2. Given
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Example 7
Given: QP bisects RQS. QR  QS
Prove: ∆RQP  ∆SQP
Statements
Reasons
1. QR  QS
1. Given
2. QP bisects RQS
2. Given
3. RQP  SQP
3. Def. of bisector
4. QP  QP
4. Reflex. Prop. of 
5. ∆RQP  ∆SQP
5. SAS Steps 1, 3, 4
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
An included side is the common side of
two consecutive angles in a polygon.
The following postulate uses the idea of
an included side.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Example 1: Problem Solving Application
A mailman has to collect mail from mailboxes at A
and B and drop it off at the post office at C. Does
the table give enough information to determine the
location of the mailboxes and the post office?
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
1
Understand the Problem
The answer is whether the information in the table
can be used to find the position of points A, B, and C.
List the important information: The bearing from A to
B is N 65° E. From B to C is N 24° W, and from C to
A is S 20° W. The distance from A to B is 8 mi.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
2
Make a Plan
Draw the mailman’s route using vertical lines to show
north-south directions. Then use these parallel lines
and the alternate interior angles to help find angle
measures of ABC.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
3
Solve
mCAB = 65° – 20° = 45°
mCAB = 180° – (24° + 65°) = 91°
You know the measures of mCAB and mCBA and
the length of the included side AB. Therefore by ASA,
a unique triangle ABC is determined.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
4
Look Back
One and only one triangle can be made using the
information in the table, so the table does give
enough information to determine the location of the
mailboxes and the post office.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Example 8: Applying ASA Congruence
Determine if you can use ASA to prove the triangles
congruent. Explain.
Two congruent angle pairs are give, but the included
sides are not given as congruent. Therefore ASA
cannot be used to prove the triangles congruent.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Example 9
Determine if you can use ASA to
prove NKL  LMN. Explain.
By the Alternate Interior Angles Theorem. KLN  MNL.
NL  LN by the Reflexive Property. No other congruence
relationships can be determined, so ASA cannot be
applied.
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
You can use the Third Angles Theorem to prove
another congruence relationship based on ASA. This
theorem is Angle-Angle-Side (AAS).
Holt Geometry
4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Congruent Triangles
Example 10: Using AAS to Prove Triangles Congruent
Use AAS to prove the triangles congruent.
Given: X  V, YZW  YWZ, XY  VY
Prove:  XYZ  VYW
Holt Geometry
```