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== Intuitive Definition ==
== Intuitive Definition ==

Revision as of 11:19, 25 October 2007

This is an AoPSWiki Word of the Week for Oct 25-31

Intuitive Definition

Two geometric figures are congruent if one of them can be turned and/or flipped and placed exactly on top of the other, with all parts lining up perfectly with no parts on either figure left over. In plain language, two objects are congruent if they have the same size and shape.

Technical Definition

Two geometric objects are congruent if one can be transformed into the other by an isometry, such as a translation, rotation, reflection or some combination thereof.


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