Similar

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪm ə lər/ Explain

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

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McAdams, David E. Similar. 5/5/2011. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/s/similar.html.

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9/14/2008: Change image to manipulative. Expanded 'More Information' (McAdams, David E.)
7/12/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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