#### rachelmaddie

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How isView attachment 15025Yes, the triangles in the figure are congruent.

<U = <Y

W is the midpoint of UY.

VWU = XWY

UW = YW

UW = XW

Does that mean name the theorem or postulate that proves the congruence?

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How is what?How isthat?

See text in red in your quoted post.How is what?

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You need to decide on your strategy.

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I think you mean VW = XW. But you can't say that directly because there is no reason we can make the assumption that W bisects VX.View attachment 15025Yes, the triangles in the figure are congruent.

<U = <Y

W is the midpoint of UY.

VWU = XWY

UW = YW

UW = XW

Does that mean name the theorem or postulate that proves the congruence?

But...

Hint: Look at the angles UWV and YWX.

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side angle side?

You need to decide on your strategy.You have a side and an angle that corresponds. So what would you also like to be congruent?DO NOT look at the diagram to answer my question. Once you answer this question, then see if it is true.

Ok, please list them.side angle side?

And why does an answer end with a question mark?

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Looking at the given: \(\displaystyle \angle VUW \cong \angle WYX,~\&~\overline{UW}\cong\overline{WY}\).

Again,

Then

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side angleside angle side?

This is the logic you need to use for these type problems!

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ASA stands for "angle, side, angle" and means that we have two triangles where we know two angles and the included side are equal.side anglesideorangleside angle. Now which one can you easily get. In saswhich sides do you need to be congruent? Are they congruent? Inasa which angles do you need to be congruent? Are they congruent?

This is the logic you need to use for these type problems!

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asaSo do you have asa or sas?

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So which angles are you saying are congruent that was not given?

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UW = WYSo which angles are you saying are congruent that was not given?

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That is not a good answer as they are NOT angles but rather sides. To make things worse, they are already given and are part of the aUW = WY

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<V = <XThat is not a good answer as they are NOT angles but rather sides. To make things worse, they are already given and are part of the asa. You need to find the angles that are congruent but NOT the ones given. For the record, you already found another pair of congruent angles in a previous post.

Based on what?<V = <X

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I don’t understand what angles I’m suppose to find.Based on what?

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The original post asked you toI don’t understand what angles I’m suppose to find.

Did you do that?

If yes, how (in which post) and what theorem did you use to prove that?