SSS Illustrated

SSS Illustrated

SSS Explained

If three sides of a triangle are congruent to three sides of another triangle, the triangles are congruent. Below is an example how to construct this. If you change anything in the construction, just click on the arrows on the top right to restore the construction.

Example:Constructing SSS

Steps in constructing SSS

Now you try to draw a triangle congruent to the previous one You need to draw a triangle with three sides: AB=5cm, AC=7cm and BC=8 cm. Try to do this in the "Applet" below

  1. Use Toolbar Image to draw segment AB and if you are requested to give the length type in 5
  2. Use Toolbar Image click on point A and then when requested to provide the radius type in 7
  3. Use Toolbar Image click on point B and then when requested to provide the radius type in 8
  4. Use Toolbar Image to plot point C at the intersection of the two circles
  5. Use Toolbar Image and click on point A, B and C to create the triangle

Your attempt to construct SSS

Exploring SSS

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