## What is side angle side congruence postulate?

Side-Angle-Side Postulate If two sides and the included angle in one triangle are congruent to two sides and the included angle in another triangle, then the two triangles are congruent. This is called the Side-Angle-Side (SAS) Postulate and it is a shortcut for proving that two triangles are congruent.

## Does side angle side prove congruence?

Side-Angle-Side is a rule used to prove whether a given set of triangles are congruent. If two sides and the included angle of one triangle are equal to two sides and included angle of another triangle, then the triangles are congruent.

**What are angle congruence statements?**

Two triangles are said to be congruent if one can be placed over the other so that they coincide (fit together). This means that congruent triangles are exact copies of each other and when fitted together the sides and angles which coincide, called corresponding sides and angles, are equal.

**Is angle angle side a theorem?**

The angle-angle-side Theorem, or AAS, tells us that if two angles and any side of one triangle are congruent to two angles and any side of another triangle, then the triangles are congruent.

### Why does the side angle side postulate work?

first such theorem is the side-angle-side (SAS) theorem: If two sides and the included angle of one triangle are equal to two sides and the included angle of another triangle, the triangles are congruent. Following this, there are corresponding angle-side-angle (ASA) and side-side-side (SSS) theorems.

### What does SAS mean in triangle?

Side-Angle-Side If we can show that two sides and the included angle of one triangle are congruent to two sides and the included angle in a second triangle, then the two triangles are congruent. This is called the Side Angle Side Postulate or SAS.

**Why does angle angle side not work?**

Knowing only side-side-angle (SSA) does not work because the unknown side could be located in two different places. Knowing only angle-angle-angle (AAA) does not work because it can produce similar but not congruent triangles.