Q:

What is the SSS congruence postulate?

A:

Quick Answer

The SSS congruence postulate states that if all three sides of one triangle are congruent to the corresponding sides of another triangle, the triangles themselves are congruent. Triangles are congruent if, when one is superimposed on another, they match.

  Know More

Full Answer

Several ways exist to prove triangles congruent. Aside from the SSS (or side-side-side) method, there are the SAS (side-angle-side), ASA (angle-side-angle), AAS (angle-angle-side) and HL (hypotenuse-leg) postulates. If triangles are congruent by any one of these, they are congruent. Congruent triangles have the same shape and size, though it is possible for one to be a mirror image of the other or rotated in some other way.

Learn more about Shapes

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you make a four-sided pyramid out of cardboard?

    A:

    To make a four-sided pyramid out of cardboard, simply attach four triangles to the sides of a square, and then fold the triangles up and secure them at the apex. Lay all the pieces out and tape them together, and fold them together as the final step.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are examples of plane figures?

    A:

    Some examples of plane figures are triangles, rectangles, squares, rhombuses, parallelograms, circles, ovals, hearts, pentagons and hexagons. A plane figure is a flat figure with closed lines that stays in a single plane. The lines of the figure can be straight, curved or a combination.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the way to make an icosahedron?

    A:

    To make an icosahedron, create a template with 20 attached triangles, then fold the sides and glue the triangles on their edges to make the figure. An icosahedron is a geometric figure with 20 faces, 30 edges and 12 vertices.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a compound shape in math?

    A:

    In math, a compound shape consists of two or more simple shapes, such as triangles, squares, circles and rectangles. Another name for a compound shape is a composite shape. An example of this concept is a triangle placed on top of a square.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore