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Have you learned the theorems related to triangle congruence?Could you please help me with this question about congruent triangles? Would really appreciate it.

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Please explain the notation. In particular, what does a circle on an edge mean? This is one of several things we would know if you had followed instructions and told us your thoughts about the problem:Could you please help me with this question about congruent triangles? Would really appreciate it.

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Also, as drawn, all five triangles are congruent; presumably the question means to ask which one is not

But it's interesting that B and E are, respectively, D and C with an extra marking. This should be a useful clue (if it can be solved at all).

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Dr. Peterson, thank you so much for answering my question. My apologies for the confusion. My textbook uses the circle as one the ways to congruent sides.Please explain the notation. In particular, what does a circle on an edge mean? This is one of several things we would know if you had followed instructions and told us your thoughts about the problem:

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Also, as drawn, all five triangles are congruent; presumably the question means to ask which one is notnecessarilycongruent to the others, based only on the markings. I'm not very happy with the statement of the problem!

But it's interesting that B and E are, respectively, D and C with an extra marking. This should be a useful clue (if it can be solved at all).

I was able to see A is congruent to E by ASA, B congruent to D by SSS, C congruent to E by HL. But I am not able to figure out how C and D are congruent. Would really appreciate your help.

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I have learned the theorems. SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS, HL.Have you learned the theorems related to triangle congruence?

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Sometimes, our teacher asks us questions where the answer is "no solution" so this is probably one of them, since all are congruent. Would really appreciate if you could please give me a hint for how C is congruent to D. I am not able to see which theorem applies to prove they are congruent.Please explain the notation. In particular, what does a circle on an edge mean? This is one of several things we would know if you had followed instructions and told us your thoughts about the problem:

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Also, as drawn, all five triangles are congruent; presumably the question means to ask which one is notnecessarilycongruent to the others, based only on the markings. I'm not very happy with the statement of the problem!

But it's interesting that B and E are, respectively, D and C with an extra marking. This should be a useful clue (if it can be solved at all).

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I too found this to be an extremely irritating question. About the [imath]\circ[/imath], some fifty years while visiting my wife on one of her art exchanges I saw that used to indicate a third side of two triangle being congruent(in Africa or India)Please explain the notation. In particular, what does a circle on an edge mean? This is one of several things we would know if you had followed instructions and told us your thoughts about the problem:

So in this case[imath]\Delta(B)\cong \Delta(D)\text{ by }SSS[/imath]. Likewise [imath]\Delta(A)\cong \Delta(E)\text{ by }ASA[/imath]

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That’s correct. The circles indicate congruent sides. This question is straight out of a math textbook.

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I am sorry you found this irritating. This is from my math textbook. Now imagine how we students might feel!I too found this to be an extremely irritating question. About the [imath]\circ[/imath], some fifty years while visiting my wife on one of her art exchanges I saw that used to indicate a third side of two triangle being congruent(in Africa or India)

So in this case[imath]\Delta(B)\cong \Delta(D)\text{ by }SSS[/imath]. Likewise [imath]\Delta(A)\cong \Delta(E)\text{ by }ASA[/imath]

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The first thing we can say is that if any four are congruent, then all five are, because they form two groups of congruent triangles, A=C=E and B = D:Sometimes, our teacher asks us questions where the answer is "no solution" so this is probably one of them, since all are congruent. Would really appreciate if you could please give me a hint for how C is congruent to D. I am not able to see which theorem applies to prove they are congruent.

If the two groups are not congruent, then no triangle is different from all the others.

So the answer has to be "no solution", one way or the other.

But we can in fact go further, by

Incidentally, we now know what x is as well.

It took me a while to figure this out, and I could still be wrong somewhere.