So here's an interesting problem where I have conflict with the answer and would appreciate help understanding the proof.

In , the pointPis down side , and the point Q is down side

Prove that is parallel to

I cannot find any definitions nor theorems that stipulate that two triangles are similar if all three corresponding sides have the same ratio - in this case:

The book says " because of SAS ( and

The SAS Theorem states: "If two sides and the included angle of one triangle areto two sides and the included angle of another triangle, then these two triangles are congruent.CONGRUENT

It doesn't say that if two sides areand the included angle is congruent that the two triangles will beSIMILAR.SIMILAR

Likewise, the definition of Similar Polygons states, "Two polygons are similar if, in moving one direction about one polygon, it is possible to move in some direction about the second polygon so that, 1) all side lengths encountered in turn match in the same ratio k;2) all angles encountered in turn match exactly. The common ratio k of the side lengths is called the scale factor.AND

It doesn't say "" because it would be possible to have a two, four-sided polygons with all corresponding sides in fixed ratio and yet have different angles between those two polygons.OR

And the definition of an isosceles triangle states, "An isosceles triangle is a triangle with at least two sidesCongruent."

Now, it seems obvious that two triangles with three corresponding similar sides having a ratio of k (other than 1 or 0) are similar triangles and have congruent corresponding angles. But I have yet to find that definition or theorem anywhere.

What am I missing?

Once it's proved that the two triangles are similar it's relatively trivial to prove the two bases are parallel because it can be shown by the Similar Polygon Definition that the angles are congruent.