## How do you name congruent segments?

# How do you name congruent segments?

## How do you name congruent segments?

For line segments, ‘congruent’ is similar to saying ‘equals’. You could say “the length of line AB equals the length of line PQ”. But in geometry, the correct way to say it is “line segments AB and PQ are congruent” or, “AB is congruent to PQ”. In the figure above, note the single ‘tic’ marks on the lines.

### How do you name congruent sides and angles?

We mark the congruent sides by a slash mark. The angles in an equilateral triangle are always 60°. When a triangle has two congruent sides it is called an isosceles triangle. The angles opposite to the two sides of the same length are congruent.

#### Can line segments be congruent?

If two line segments are congruent, that means that they are of equal lengths.

**Which pair of segments are congruent?**

Two line segments are congruent if they have the same length. They do not need to have the same position or orientation.

**How do you list congruent sides?**

When you see the equals sign with a squiggly line on top, you know that the items on each side of the equation are congruent. Next, name the corresponding sides. Corresponding sides are matching sides between two triangles. They will have the same length in congruent triangles.

## What is segment angle?

An Angle is a shape formed by two rays (or two line segments) that meet at a point. We will measure the size of the angle by using degrees. Here are some examples: The right angle shown in the middle is a special case. If two segments or lines meet at a 90 degree angle we say they are perpendicular.

### How is a congruent line segment denoted in math?

Congruent angles can also be denoted by placing an equal number of arcs between the rays that form the congruent angles. Tick marks (like those used with congruent line segments) can also be used along with arcs, as shown in the figure below.

#### Which is an example of a congruent object?

In Geometry, two or more figures or objects are congruent if they have the same size and shape, usually referring to line segments, shapes/figures, and angles. For example, line segments with the same length are congruent, and angles with the same measure are congruent.

**When do you use a symbol to show congruence?**

The mathematical symbol “≅” is used to show congruence. Two line segments are congruent if they have the same length. Line segment AB and CD above are congruent since each has a length of 3 cm; AB≅CD.

**What happens to two figures when they are congruent?**

When two figures are congruent, their corresponding parts are equal in value including side, edge, angles, faces, area, volume, and more. There are many types of figures; the following are just 2 examples. For the two congruent triangles above, the following angles and sides are congruent: ∠A≅∠D, ∠B≅∠E, ∠C≅∠F; AB≅DE, BC≅EF, AC≅DF.