Congruence

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  • the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate

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  • the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate

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Congruence Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Numbers are equal. Geometrical objects are congruent. Two shapes are congruent if one can be moved or rotated so that it fits exactly where the other one is. If one of the object has to change its size, the two objects are not congruent. They are called similar. Also, every two objects which are congruent are similar at the same time. Geometrical objects can be equal, too, but only if they are in the same place, so an object can only be equal to itself.

If two figures or objects are congruent, they have the same shape and size; but they can be rotated, moved, mirror imaged (reflected) or translated, so that it fits exactly were the other one is.

We have quite a few possibilities, a few rules to make new shapes congruent to the original one.

The relationship, that a shape is congruent to another shape has three famous properties.



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