Pronunciation: /ˈsɪm ə lər/ ?

Two geometric shapes are similar if they have the same shape, but possibly different sizes. In manipulative 1, click on the blue points and drag them to change the figure. The two triangles are always similar.

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Manipulative 1: Similar triangles


  1. similar. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08).

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2008-09-14: Change image to manipulative. Expanded 'More Information' (McAdams, David.)
2007-07-12: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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