Congruent figures are exactly the same in shape and size. In other words, shapes are congruent if one fits exactly over the other.

**Congruent
and Similar Shapes**

Congruent
figures are exactly the same in shape and size. In other words, shapes are congruent
if one fits exactly over the other.

**Examples**

Similar figures
mathematically have the same shape but different sizes. Two geometrical figures
are said to be similar (~) if the measures of one to the corresponding measures
of the other are in a constant ratio. In other words, every part of a photographic
enlargement is similar to the corresponding part of the original.

**Examples**

**Try these **

Identify the pairs of figures which are similar and congruent and
write the letter pairs.

**Solution:**

**Similar shapes:**

(i) W and L

(ii) B and J

(iii) A and G

(iv) B and J

(v) B and Y

(vi) E and N

(vii) H and Q

(viii) R and T

(ix) S and T

**Congruent shapes:**

(i) Z and I

(ii) J and Y

(iii) C and P

(iv) B and K

(v) R and S

(vi) I and Z

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