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    Given: Right triangles CES and RST

    Given: Right triangles CES and RST
    Given: Right triangles CES and RST-img_geou04l04_03.gif
    In two or more complete sentences, explain what additional information is needed to prove triangle CES congruent to triangle RST.

    im confused on how to write this
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    Re: Given: Right triangles CES and RST

    there are two sets of corresponding angles that are congruent ... so, what else would you need?
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    Re: Given: Right triangles CES and RST

    Quote Originally Posted by em19625 View Post
    Given: Right triangles CES and RST
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    In two or more complete sentences, explain what additional information is needed to prove triangle CES congruent to triangle RST.
    This is an impossible question.
    Suppose that $R'$ is a point such that $R-R'-S$ and a point $T'$ such that $T-T'-S~\&~\overline{RT}\|\overline{R'T'}$

    Observe that the new triangle $\Delta SR'T'$ does not change the given in the problem in any way.
    How can anything be proven if that is the case?
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    Re: Given: Right triangles CES and RST

    triangles are similar.CES RTS
    If CS=SR they are congruent and CRTE is a regular trapezoid
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    Re: Given: Right triangles CES and RST

    Quote Originally Posted by bjhopper View Post
    triangles are similar.CES RTS
    If CS=SR they are congruent and CRTE is a regular trapezoid
    Yes that is true. But that is not what was posted.
    As posted the statement is not true.
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