Geometry for Elementary School/The Angle-Side-Angle congruence theorem

Geometry for Elementary School
The Side-Angle-Side congruence theorem The Angle-Side-Angle congruence theorem The Side-Angle-Angle congruence theorem

In this chapter, we will discuss another congruence theorem, this time the Angle-Side-Angle theorem, usually shortened as ASA. The side in this theorem is called the included side.

The Angle-Side-Angle congruence theoremEdit

Given two triangles   and   such that their sides are equal, hence:

  1. The angle   equals  .
  2. The side   equals  .
  3. The angle   equals   (These are the angles between the sides, or the included angle).


Then the triangles are congruent and their other angles and sides are equal too. Note that the side must be the included side of the two angles.