Congruent

Definition of Congruent

  • Congruent means having the same measure.

More about Congruent

  • Congruent angles are angles that have the same measure.
  • An equilateral triangle has all its angles measuring 60°. So, the angles of an equilateral triangle are congruent.
  • A square and a rectangle have all their angles measuring 90°. So, the angles of a square and a rectangle are congruent.
  • Congruent Figures have the same shape and size.
  • Congruent Segments have the same length.

Solved Example on Congruent

Line CD bisects another line AB at point P. Name any two congruent angles formed.

Choices:

A. Angles APD and CPD

B. Angles CPB and APD

C. Angles APB and APD

D. Angles CPB and CPD

Correct Answer: B

Solution:

Step 1: When a line bisects another line, four right angles are formed.

Step 2: Two such angles are angle CPB and  angle APD.

Related Terms for Congruent

  • Congruent Angles
  • Measure
  • Congruent Segments
  • Congruent Figures
  • Shape
  • Length

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