How Do You Identify Common Parts in Overlapping Triangles?

How Do You Identify Common Parts in Overlapping Triangles?

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It might seem like a challenge to make sense of figures with overlapping triangles, but it's not so difficult! This video gives some commonsense advice for identifying common angles and common sides in these figures.

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Background Tutorials

Verify theorems about the relationships in triangles, including proof of the pythagorean theorem, the sum of interior angles, base angles of isosceles triangles, midsegments, and medians, and apply these relationships to solve problems

Angles are a fundamental building block for creating all sorts of shapes! In this tutorial, learn about how an angle is formed, how to name an angle, and how an angle is measured. Take a look!

Further Exploration

Prove two triangles are congruent by applying the side-angle-side, angle-side-angle, side-side-side, angle-angle-side, and hypotenuse-leg congruence conditions