## Engage NY Eureka Math Geometry Module 1 Lesson 24 Answer Key

### Eureka Math Geometry Module 1 Lesson 24 Exercise Answer Key

Opening Exercise

Use the provided 30° angle as one base angle of an isosceles triangle. Use a compass and straight edge to construct an appropriate isosceles triangle around it.

Compare your constructed isosceles triangle with a neighbor’s. Does using a given angle measure guarantee that all the triangles constructed in class have corresponding sides of equal lengths?

Answer:

No, side lengths may vary.

Discussion

Today we are going to examine two more triangle congruence criteria, Angle-Side-Angle (ASA) and Side-Side-Side (SSS),

to add to the SAS criteria we have already learned. We begin with the ASA criteria.

ANGLE-SIDE-ANGLE TRIANGLE CONGRUENCE CRITERIA (ASA): Given two triangles △ABC and △A’B’C’. If m∠CAB=m∠C’A’B'(Angle), AB=A’B’ (Side), and m∠CBA=m∠C’B’A'(Angle), then the triangles are congruent.

PROOF:

We do not begin at the very beginning of this proof. Revisit your notes on the SAS proof, and recall that there are three cases to consider when comparing two triangles. In the most general case, when comparing two distinct triangles, we translate one vertex to another (choose congruent corresponding angles). A rotation brings congruent, corresponding sides together. Since the ASA criteria allows for these steps, we begin here.

In order to map △ABC”’ to △ABC, we apply a reflection r across the line AB. A reflection maps A to A and B to B, since they are on line AB. However, we say that r(C”’)=C^{*}. Though we know that r(C”’) is now in the same half-plane of line AB as C, we cannot assume that C”’ maps to C. So we have r(△ABC”’ )= △ABC^{*}. To prove the theorem, we need to verify that C^{*} is C.

By hypothesis, we know that ∠CAB≅∠C”’AB (recall that ∠C”’AB is the result of two rigid motions of ∠C’A’B’, so must have the same angle measure as ∠C’A’B’). Similarly, ∠CBA≅∠C”’BA. Since ∠CAB≅r(∠C”’ AB)≅∠C^{*} AB, and C and C^{*} are in the same half-plane of line AB, we conclude that \(\overrightarrow{A C}\) and \(\overrightarrow{A C^{*}}\) must actually be the same ray. Because the points A and C^{*} define the same ray as \(\overrightarrow{A C}\), the point C^{*} must be a point somewhere on \(\overrightarrow{A C}\). Using the second equality of angles, ∠CBA≅r(∠C”’ BA)≅∠C^{*} BA, we can also conclude that \(\overrightarrow{B C}\) and \(\overrightarrow{B C}^{*}\) must be the same ray. Therefore, the point C^{*} must also be on \(\overrightarrow{B C}\). Since C^{*} is on both \(\overrightarrow{A C}\) and \(\overrightarrow{B C}\), and the two rays only have one point in common, namely C, we conclude that C=C^{*}.

We have now used a series of rigid motions to map two triangles onto one another that meet the ASA criteria.

SIDE-SIDE-SIDE TRIANGLE CONGRUENCE CRITERIA (SSS): Given two triangles △ABC and △A’B’C’, if AB=A’B’ (Side), AC=A’C’ (Side), and BC=B’C’ (Side), then the triangles are congruent.

PROOF:

Again, we do not start at the beginning of this proof, but assume there is a congruence that brings a pair of corresponding sides together, namely the longest side of each triangle.

Without any information about the angles of the triangles, we cannot perform a reflection as we have in the proofs for SAS and ASA. What can we do? First we add a construction: Draw an auxiliary line from B to B’, and label the angles created by the auxiliary line as r, s, t, and u.

Since AB=AB’ and CB=CB’, △ABB’ and △CBB’ are both isosceles triangles respectively by definition. Therefore, r=s because they are base angles of an isosceles triangle ABB’. Similarly, m∠t=m∠u because they are base angles of △CBB’. Hence, ∠ABC=m∠r+m∠t=m∠s+m∠u=∠AB’C. Since m∠ABC=m∠AB’C, we say that

△ABC≅ △AB’C by SAS.

We have now used a series of rigid motions and a construction to map two triangles that meet the SSS criteria onto one another. Note that when using the Side-Side-Side triangle congruence criteria as a reason in a proof, you need only state the congruence and SSS. Similarly, when using the Angle-Side-Angle congruence as a reason in a proof, you need only state the congruence and ASA.

Now we have three triangle congruence criteria at our disposal: SAS, ASA, and SSS. We use these criteria to determine whether or not pairs of triangles are congruent.

Exercises

Based on the information provided, determine whether a congruence exists between triangles. If a congruence exists between triangles or if multiple congruencies exist, state the congruencies and the criteria used to determine them.

Exercise 1.

Given: M is the midpoint of \(\overline{H P}\) , m∠H=m∠P

Answer:

△GHM≅ △RPM, ASA

Exercise 2.

Given: Rectangle JKLM with diagonal \(\overline{K M}\)

Answer:

△JKM≅ △LMK, SSS/SAS/ASA

Exercise 3.

Given: RY=RB, AR=XR

Answer:

△ARY≅ △XRB, SAS

△ABY≅ △XYB, SAS

Exercise 4.

Given: m∠A=m∠D, AE=DE

Answer:

△AEB≅ △DEC, ASA

△DBC≅ △ACB, SAS/ASA

Exercise 5.

Given: AB=AC, BD=\(\frac{1}{4}\)AB, CE=\(\frac{1}{4}\)AC.

Answer:

△ABE≅ △ACD, SAS

### Eureka Math Geometry Module 1 Lesson 24 Problem Set Answer Key

Use your knowledge of triangle congruence criteria to write proofs for each of the following problems.

Question 1.

Given: Circles with centers A and B intersect at C and D

Prove: ∠CAB≅∠DAB

Answer:

CA=DA Radius of circle

CB=DB Radius of circle

AB=AB Reflexive property

△CAB≅ △DAB SSS

∠CAB≅∠DAB Corresponding angles of congruent triangles are congruent.

Question 2.

Given: m∠J=m∠M, JA=MB, JK=KL=LM

Prove: \(\overline{K R}\) ≅(LR) ̅

Answer:

m∠J=m∠M Given

JA=MB Given

JK=KL=LM Given

JL=JK+KL Partition property or segments add

KM=KL+LM Partition property or segments add

KL=KL Reflexive property

JK+KL=KL+LM Addition property of equality

JL=KM Substitution property of equality

△AJL≅ △BMK SAS

∠RKL≅∠RLK Corresponding angles of congruent triangles are congruent.

\(\overline{K R}\) ≅ \(\overline{L R}\) If two angles of a triangle are congruent, the sides opposite those angles are congruent.

Question 3.

Given: m∠w=m∠x, and m∠y=m∠z

Prove: (1) △ABE≅ △ACE

(2) AB=AC and \(\overline{A D}\) ⊥\(\overline{B C}\)

Answer:

m∠y=m∠z Given

m∠AEB=m∠AEC Supplements of equal angles are equal in measure.

AE=AE Reflexive property

m∠w=m∠x Given

∴△ABE≅△ACE ASA

∴\(\overline{A B}\) ≅\(\overline{A C}\) Corresponding sides of congruent triangles are congruent.

AD=AD Reflexive property

△CAD≅ △BAD SAS

m∠ADC=m∠ADB Corresponding angles of congruent triangles are equal in measure.

m∠ADC+m∠ADB=180° Linear pairs form supplementary angles.

2(m∠ADC)=180° Substitution property of equality

m∠ADC=90° Division property of equality

\(\overline{A D}\) ⊥\(\overline{B C}\) Definition of perpendicular lines

Question 4.

After completing the last exercise, Jeanne said, “We also could have been given that ∠w≅∠x and ∠y≅∠z. This would also have allowed us to prove that △ABE≅ △ACE.” Do you agree? Why or why not?

Answer:

Yes; any time angles are equal in measure, we can also say that they are congruent. This is because rigid motions preserve angle measure; therefore, any time angles are equal in measure, there exists a sequence of rigid motions that carries one onto the other.

### Eureka Math Geometry Module 1 Lesson 24 Exit Ticket Answer Key

Based on the information provided, determine whether a congruence exists between triangles. If a congruence exists between triangles or if multiple congruencies exist, state the congruencies and the criteria used to determine them.

Given: BD=CD, E is the midpoint of \(\overline{B C}\)

Answer:

△BDE≅△CDE, SSS

△ABE≅△ACE, SSS or SAS

△ABD≅△ACD, SSS or SAS