







Congruent line segments 
20090205 

casie pose la question : marica drew oneline segment on a graph with endpoint of (0,9) and (0,4). she drew another line segment with endpoints (1,1) and (6,1). are the line segment congruent?explain Penny Nom lui répond. 





Congruent figures 
20081228 

peter pose la question : are a 2 by 4 rectangle and a 1 by 8 triangle congruent? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Three congruent rectangles 
20081027 

Meagan pose la question : Here is my problem: Three congruent (nonsquare) rectangles are placed
to form a larger rectangle. [Two are oriented the same way and the
"stacked" while the third is rotated 90 degrees and placed next to the
other two.] The total area is 1350 square cetimeters. Square ABCD is
then created that has the same perimeter as the large rectangle that was
created. E is the midpoint of line CD and F is the midpoint of BC. Find the
area of triangle AEF. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Finding the radius of an inscribed circle 
20070705 

Maria pose la question : I need to find the radius of a circle which is inscribed inside an obtuse triangle ABC. I know all the angles and all the lengths of the triangle. Stephen La Rocque and Chris Fisher lui répond. 





Congruent shapes 
20070307 

Bianka pose la question : Could a triangle and a square ever be congruent? Explain. Haley Ess lui répond. 





Superimposing images 
20060330 

Laurie pose la question : I am a parent and trying to find real world applications for the math strand that includes superimposing one item on another to determine identical. The Alberta strand is match size and shape of figures by superimposing one on top of the other. I am trying to find a way to put this into context for everyday life. Any ideas? Penny Nom lui répond. 





An equilateral triangle 
20020611 

Sarah pose la question : Hi. My name is Sarah. I'm a secondary student taking a Math 30C course by correspondence. The question has two parts.
The first part is: Draw an equilateral triangle XYZ. Draw the altitude from X to YZ. Choose any point P inside the triangle or on the triangle. Draw perpendiculars from P to the sides of the triangle. The Second part is:
Measure the altitude h and the 3 perpendiculars s, t, and u to the nearest mm. Repeat as many time as is necessary until you can state a generalization concerning h, s, t, and u. If you could help me, it would be greatly appreciated. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Congruence and symmetry 
20010221 

Chris pose la question : My name is Chris and I am a secondgrade teacher. I would like to know what the difference is between congruent and symmetry, and how do I explain this to my class? I know that congruent means the same, and symmetry is two identical sides. Is there a difference between the two? I know there must be, but I don't know what or how to explain these two terms. Walter Whiteley lui répond. 





Congruent parts of congruent figures 
20000310 

Erica pose la question : Yesterday, I recieved a test problem asking to prove two line segments equal. Here is the problem as I was given it: Given: paralleogram ABCD AE is perpendicular to DB CF is perpendicular to DB Prove: AE is equal to CF I answered the problem as follows: . . . Walter Whiteley lui répond. 

