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Figures that are the same shape but not necessarily the same size are called similar figures. You encountered similar figures in the Pre-Algebra unit about ratios and proportions. The triangles at the right are similar.

In a pair of similar figures, the measures of corresponding angles are equal, and the corresponding sides are in proportion.

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