# Understanding triangle similarity statements.

• Feb 3rd 2011, 12:25 PM
vaironxxrd
Understanding triangle similarity statements.
Hello Guys I dont understand well the Terms
AA
AAA
ASA
AAS

And so on thing is i don't know where to apply them so i just want to know if anyone got simple ruse cause i got confuse with AAS and ASA sometimes.. But i need help with all of them so if you guys got good explanations or good websites i would love those responses.

Thanks
• Feb 4th 2011, 05:03 PM
Sudharaka
Quote:

Originally Posted by vaironxxrd
Hello Guys I dont understand well the Terms
AA
AAA
ASA
AAS

And so on thing is i don't know where to apply them so i just want to know if anyone got simple ruse cause i got confuse with AAS and ASA sometimes.. But i need help with all of them so if you guys got good explanations or good websites i would love those responses.

Thanks

Similarity (geometry) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
• Feb 6th 2011, 03:58 PM
zzz123
Quote:

Originally Posted by vaironxxrd
Hello Guys I dont understand well the Terms
AA
AAA
ASA
AAS

And so on thing is i don't know where to apply them so i just want to know if anyone got simple ruse cause i got confuse with AAS and ASA sometimes.. But i need help with all of them so if you guys got good explanations or good websites i would love those responses.

Thanks

AA ( Angle Angle Similarity Postulate ) This states that if two corresponding angles in 2 triangles are congruent, than the two triangles are similar.
AAA ( Angle Angle Angle Similarity Theorem) This states that if all angles in 2 triangles are congruent, than the two triangles are similar.
ASA ( Angle Side Angle Similarity Theorem) This sates that if two angles and its corresponding side are congruent, than the two triangles are similar.
AAS ( Angle Angle Side Similarity Theorem) This states that if two angles and than a side is congruent, than the two triangles are similar.

These are important and you can apply them two triangles and their sides. See if two triangles are similar, they can be written in proportion. This can help you do lots of things such as find sides or show relationships among triangles.