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 A triangular peak on a backyard shed is trimmed with 3 pieces of 4 ft. molding. The next door neighbor decides to use 12 ft. of molding to add a decorative triangle to his shed. Are the two triangles congruent? Justify your answer.

 Dec 20, 2018

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The sides can be the same length, but that would only make the triangles similar not congruent. The angles need to be the same too.

 Dec 20, 2018
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The sides can be the same length, but that would only make the triangles similar not congruent. The angles need to be the same too.

JohnyGotchaApples Dec 20, 2018
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The COULD be congruent if the neighbor cuts the 12 ft moulding in to three 4 ft pieces to build his triangle...both would be equalateral triangles.  If the neighbor uses ANY other lengths (say: 5,5,2) , the triangles will not be congruent.

 Dec 20, 2018

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