Similar Figures

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Moving on to actual applications of proportions, we're checking out Similar Figures in today's free 6th grade math video. If we have two geometric figures, we say they're similar if they have the same shape. They might not have the same dimensions, but corresponding parts, when we form their ratios, will yield a proportion with other corresponding parts.  We'll be covering corresponding angles and corresponding sides as Prof. Burger compares two similar figures and utilizes proportions to determine the missing length on one of the figures.

There are actually two lessons in this video, so once you finish the first one, please click on the forward button directly to the left of the time stamp to move to the next one.


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This page contains a single entry by April Stockwell published on June 15, 2010 2:18 PM.

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