Friday, November 1, 2013

Similar Triangles in Geometry

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Similar Triangles

Similar triangles have the same shape but are different sizes. Imagine you take a small triangle and place it on a copy machine and enlarge the triangle. The enlarged triangle would have all the same angle measures it would just be enlarged. This short video explains similar triangles and how to find missing sides.

Video Guide
:15 Definition Similar Triangles
1:04 Rules for solving similar triangles explained   
       Set up a proportion then solve the proportion
1:37 Sample problem similar triangles solved with step by step directions
2:45 Sample problem finding missing sides on similar triangles with step by step directions

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Hope this video helps in your class