# 7 3 Triangle Similarity AA SSS SAS Warm

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7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Warm Up Solve each proportion. 1. 2. 3. 4. If ∆QRS ~ ∆XYZ, identify the pairs of congruent angles and write 3 proportions using pairs of corresponding sides. Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Objectives Prove certain triangles are similar by using AA, SSS, and SAS. Use triangle similarity to solve problems. Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS There are several ways to prove certain triangles are similar. The following postulate, as well as the SSS and SAS Similarity Theorems, will be used to prove triangles are similar. Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Example 1: Using the AA Similarity Postulate Explain why the triangles are similar and write a similarity statement. Since , B E by the Alternate Interior Angles Theorem. Also, A D by the Right Angle Congruence Theorem. Therefore ∆ABC ~ ∆DEC by AA~. Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Check It Out! Example 1 Explain why the triangles are similar and write a similarity statement. By the Triangle Sum Theorem, m C = 47°, so C F. B E by the Right Angle Congruence Theorem. Therefore, ∆ABC ~ ∆DEF by AA ~. Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

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7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Example 2 A: Verifying Triangle Similarity Verify that the triangles are similar. ∆PQR and ∆STU Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Example 2 B: Verifying Triangle Similarity Verify that the triangles are similar. ∆DEF and ∆HJK Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Check It Out! Example 2 Verify that ∆TXU ~ ∆VXW. Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Example 3: Finding Lengths in Similar Triangles Explain why ∆ABE ~ ∆ACD, and then find CD. Step 1 Prove triangles are similar. Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Check It Out! Example 3 Explain why ∆RSV ~ ∆RTU and then find RT. Step 1 Prove triangles are similar. Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Given: 3 UT = 5 RT and 3 VT = 5 ST Prove: ∆UVT ~ ∆RST Statements 1. 3 UT = 5 RT 2. Reasons 1. Given 2. Divide both sides by 3 RT. 3. 3 VT = 5 ST 3. Given. 4. Divide both sides by 3 ST. 5. RTS VTU 5. Vert. s Thm. 6. ∆UVT ~ ∆RST 6. SAS ~ Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry Steps 2, 4, 5

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Example 5: Engineering Application The photo shows a gable roof. AC || FG. ∆ABC ~ ∆FBG. Find BA to the nearest tenth of a foot. From p. 473, BF 4. 6 ft. Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Check It Out! Example 5 What if…? If AB = 4 x, AC = 5 x, and BF = 4, find FG. Corr. sides are proportional. Substitute given quantities. 4 x(FG) = 4(5 x) Cross Prod. Prop. FG = 5 Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry Simplify.

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS You learned in Chapter 2 that the Reflexive, Symmetric, and Transitive Properties of Equality have corresponding properties of congruence. These properties also hold true for similarity of triangles. Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Lesson Quiz 1. Explain why the triangles are similar and write a similarity statement. 2. Explain why the triangles are similar, then find BE and CD. Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

7 -3 Triangle Similarity: AA, SSS, SAS Assignment Pg. 486 (1 -8, 11 -18) Holt Mc. Dougal Geometry

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