# Congruent and similar shapes - Maths Part 2 (Similar triangles)

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- Created by: Jake Popple
- Created on: 09-04-12 13:23

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We know that two shapes are similar if their corresponding angles are equal, and their corresponding sides in the same proportion. The same is true for similar triangles.

To prove that two triangles are similar, we have to show that **one** (not all) of the following statements is true:

**1. The three sides are in the same proportion.**

**2. Two sides are in the same proportion, and their included angle is equal.**

**3. The three angles of the first triangle are equal to the three angles of the second triangle.**

We have only shown **two** angles in the above triangles. If we calculate the missing angles, we find…

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