Is SSS a congruence shortcut?
- Kyle Barker
First you will investigate the Side-Side-Side (SSS) case. If the three sides of one triangle are congruent to the three sides of another, must the two triangles be congruent?
Construct a triangle from the three parts shown. Be sure you match up the endpoints labeled with the same letter. I.e A=A1=A2.
Compare your triangle with the triangles made by others in your group. (One way to compare them is to place the triangles on top of each other and see if they coincide.) Is it possible to construct different triangles from the same three parts, or will all the triangles be congruent?
Complete the following sentence. If the three sides of one triangle are congruent to the three sides of another triangle, then...