. Grade 8, Illustrative icon

Creating Similar Triangles

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The purpose of this task is to apply rigid motions and dilations to show that triangles are similar. The teacher will need to monitor students carefully to make sure that they draw an appropriate line segment. Since is a right angle, the two triangles into which is divided need to be right triangles as well and the only segment that accomplishes this is the one mentioned above.

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