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## #1 2022-01-09 21:30:07

tony123
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### congruent

Prove that if two right-angled triangles

have the same perimeter and the same area,
then they are congruent.

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## #2 2022-01-10 02:27:00

Bob
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### Re: congruent

hi tony123

Thanks for another interesting puzzle. I think this is a proof but it's a bit messy.

Bob

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## #3 2022-01-10 07:40:09

tony123
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nice work
thanks Bob

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## #4 2022-01-22 05:01:10

Hicies87
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### Re: congruent

Great solution, thanks!

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## #5 2022-04-14 21:53:41

pamshaw
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### Re: congruent

The Question states that Prove that if two right-angled triangles: ABC, XYZ
have the same perimeter and the same area, then they are congruent.

Solution:
Assuming that AB = kXY
Assuming areas are equal, which means AB x BC = XY x YZ
AB = XY x YZ / BC
Putting AB = kXY
kBC = YZ
Let perimeter be
P => CA = P - AB - BC
(P - AB - BC) ^2 = BC ^2 + AB ^2
P^2 = 2P.BC + 2P.AB + 2.AB.BC
Similarly, P^2 = 2P.YZ + 2P.XY + 2.XY.YZ
YZ + XY = AB + BC
This proves areas and perimeters of the two are equal
Put k=1 in which case, AB=XY and BC = YZ and the triangles are congruent
Note: Two segments are congruent if and only if they have equal measures. Two triangles are congruent if and only if all corresponding angles and sides are congruent.

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