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OpenStudy (anonymous):

In your own words, describe the difference between the terms Equal and Congruent

OpenStudy (anonymous):

not sure - i think congruent is only used in geometry but i may be wrong

OpenStudy (anonymous):

congruent triangles are the same size and shape

OpenStudy (anonymous):

equal means the exactly the same. congruence means they are related in the same way.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

equals is used when two things are the same value congruent is used when to things are the same size

OpenStudy (anonymous):

but consider a triangle with all sides length 1, and a triangle with all sides length 2. they are different sizes, but congruent because all sides relate to other sides of the same triangle in the same way.

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