# How do you set up a proportion for similar figures?

## How do you set up a proportion for similar figures?

You can set up proportions with similar triangles by taking advantage of their side ratios. By definition, similar triangles have the same angle measures for their corresponding angles, and therefore the corresponding sides have a ratio to them.

## How do you write a proportion for similar polygons?

Since these triangles are similar, then the pairs of corresponding sides are proportional. That is, A : a = B : b = C : c. This proportionality of corresponding sides can be used to find the length of a side of a figure, given a similar figure for which the measurements are known.

**How do I do similar figures?**

Two figures are said to be similar if they are the same shape. In more mathematical language, two figures are similar if their corresponding angles are congruent , and the ratios of the lengths of their corresponding sides are equal.

**How do you do similarity in maths?**

Two triangles are similar if the angles are the same size or the corresponding sides are in the same ratio. Either of these conditions will prove two triangles are similar. Triangle B is an enlargement of triangle A by a scale factor of 2. Each length in triangle B is twice as long as in triangle A.

### How do you find similar figures in geometry?

Two figures that have the same shape are said to be similar. When two figures are similar, the ratios of the lengths of their corresponding sides are equal. To determine if the triangles below are similar, compare their corresponding sides.

### Are two figures that have the same size and shape similar explain?

Two figures are called congruent if they are the same shape and the same size. Two figures are called similar if they are the same shape, but different sizes. More formally, two shapes are similar if they have congruent angles, and corresponding sides are proportional.

**How do you solve for similar polygons?**

To find the scale factor, we simply create a ratio of the lengths of two corresponding sides of two polygons. If the ratio is the same for all corresponding sides, then this is called the scale factor and the polygons are similar.

**How do you find the scale factor of similar figures?**

To find a scale factor between two similar figures, find two corresponding sides and write the ratio of the two sides. If you begin with the smaller figure, your scale factor will be less than one. If you begin with the larger figure, your scale factor will be greater than one.

#### What is an example of a similar figure?

Similar figures are two figures having the same shape. The objects which are of exactly the same shape and size are known as congruent objects. For example, in real life you will see, both the front wheels of a car, both hands of a person etc.