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SSA

Side-side-angle. This is NOT one of the congruence tests or similarity tests for triangles. The fact that two triangles have congruent corresponding angles and sides as shown below does not mean that the triangles are congruent.

Note: When a SSA correspondence exists there are often two possible configurations for the triangles.

 

 

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Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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