Hannah1234
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I’m confused is anyone able to help
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.I’m confused is anyone able to help
Any way you can break it down a little moreWell, your two triangles already have two pairs of congruent sides (AC and SE as stated, and the shared side CS). You have a couple of theorems for triangle similarity involving two sides: SSS, and SAS. So, you need to either show sides AS and CE are congruent (giving SSS), or the included angles are congruent between the sides we already know about (so angles ACS and ESC, thus giving SAS).
So, which would be easier to show congruent: the third sides, or the included angles?
hint: I haven’t yet taken advantage of the fact that AC and SE are parallel, or the fact that CS is a transversal to the parallel segments.
Any way you can break it down a little more
Exactly where are you getting lost?Well, your two triangles already have two pairs of congruent sides (AC and SE as stated, and the shared side CS). You have a couple of theorems for triangle similarity involving two sides: SSS, and SAS. So, you need to either show sides AS and CE are congruent (giving SSS), or the included angles are congruent between the sides we already know about (so angles ACS and ESC, thus giving SAS).
So, which would be easier to show congruent: the third sides, or the included angles?
hint: I haven’t yet taken advantage of the fact that AC and SE are parallel, or the fact that CS is a transversal to the parallel segments.
We can't help you if you don't contribute to the process. If you have been asked to prove that 2 triangles are congruent you must have been studying some methods of doing it. What are they?Over all I’m getting lost I don’t get this at all