How do you know if one figure is similar to another? If you can find a similarity transformation that maps one figure to the other, then the figures are similar! Learn more about spotting similarity transformations with this tutorial.

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Background Tutorials

Describe and perform transformations of figures in a plane using coordinate notation

When you look in the mirror, you see your reflection. In math, you can create mirror images of figures by reflecting them over a given line. This tutorial introduces you to reflections and shows you some examples of reflections. Take a look!

Apply the definition of similarity in terms of a dilation to identify similar figures and their proportional sides and the congruent corresponding angles