# Difference between revisions of "SAS Similarity"

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==Definition== | ==Definition== | ||

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SAS stands for Side-Angle-Side, for two [[triangle]]s to be [[similar|similar triangles]] by SAS similarity, they must have a pair of congruent angle and the two sides next to the angle must be proportional. | SAS stands for Side-Angle-Side, for two [[triangle]]s to be [[similar|similar triangles]] by SAS similarity, they must have a pair of congruent angle and the two sides next to the angle must be proportional. | ||

+ | ===Mathwords Definition=== | ||

+ | Side-angle-side similarity. When two triangles have corresponding angles that are congruent and corresponding sides with identical ratios as shown below, the triangles are similar. | ||

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==Diagram== | ==Diagram== | ||

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If <math>m\angle CAB = m\angle FDE</math> and <math>\dfrac{CA}{FD} = \dfrac{AB}{DE}</math>, then the triangles are similar by SAS similarity. | If <math>m\angle CAB = m\angle FDE</math> and <math>\dfrac{CA}{FD} = \dfrac{AB}{DE}</math>, then the triangles are similar by SAS similarity. | ||

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+ | ==See Also== | ||

+ | *[[Similarity]] | ||

+ | *[[Congruence]] | ||

==Categories== | ==Categories== | ||

[[Category:Geometry]] [[Category:Mathematics]][[Category:Stubs]] | [[Category:Geometry]] [[Category:Mathematics]][[Category:Stubs]] |

## Revision as of 21:48, 24 January 2020

## Definition

### AoPS

SAS stands for Side-Angle-Side, for two triangles to be similar triangles by SAS similarity, they must have a pair of congruent angle and the two sides next to the angle must be proportional.

### Mathwords Definition

Side-angle-side similarity. When two triangles have corresponding angles that are congruent and corresponding sides with identical ratios as shown below, the triangles are similar.

## Diagram

If and , then the triangles are similar by SAS similarity.