congruent figures


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congruent figures

[kən¦grü·ənt ′fig·yərz]
(mathematics)
Two geometric figures (plane or solid), one of which can be made to coincide with the other by a rigid motion in space.
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In addition to having students measure the sides of the triangle, Emma stated, "I would also teach a lesson on congruent figures, using other polygons.
* two congruent figures with at least two lines of symmetry.
They should recognize the congruent figures as they are moved about the plane.
Marjorie Adamczyk's classes of fourth and fifth graders had just explored examples of similar and congruent figures when she posed this problem.