Congruent and Similar Figures
Lesson
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Congruent figures
are the same size and shape.

These 2 rectangles are Congruent
They are the exact same size and shape.

These 2 circles are Congruent
They are the exact same size and shape.

These 2 triangles are Congruent
They are the exact same size and shape.


Similar figures
have the same shape,
but are not the same size.

 

These 2 rectangles are Similar
They are the same shape, but not the same size.

These 2 circles are
Similar
They are the same shape, but not the same size.

These 2 triangles are Similar
They are the same shape, but not the same size.

 

Remember:   Congruent figures are the same size and shape.
  Similar figures are the same shape, but not the same size.

Click on the shapes for practice.

 
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