Congruent Line Segments

Definition: Two line segments are congruent if they have the same length. When line segments are congruent, they are given with identical markings as illustrated in the example.


Example: Name a pair of congruent line segments:


When two segments are equal in length, they are congruent.

Step 1: Use clues from the problem to determine which line segments are equal in length.

Step 2: Based on the indicated markings on segments AB and CD, we can determine they are congruent line segments

Step 3: We can write this answer as:


Which reads “Segment AB is congruent to segment CD”

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