   Chapter 5.3, Problem 3E Elementary Geometry For College St...

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Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

Classify as true or false:a) If the vertex angles of two isosceles triangles are congruent, the triangles are similar.b) Any two equilateral triangles are similar.

To determine

a)

To classify:

The given statement “If the vertex angles of two isosceles triangles are congruent, the triangles are similar.” is true or false.

Explanation

Given:

The statement, “If the vertex angles of two isosceles triangles are congruent, the triangles are similar.”

Approach:

Two polygons are similar if and only if two conditions are satisfied.

1. All pairs of corresponding angles are congruent.

2. All pairs of corresponding sides are proportional...

To determine

b)

To classify:

The given statement “Any two equilateral triangles are similar.” is true or false.

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