# Side-Side-Side

- Author:
- Herholdt Bezuidenhout

- Topic:
- Congruence, Triangles

## SSS Illustrated

## SSS Explained

If three sides of a triangle are congruent to three sides of another triangle, the
triangles are congruent.
Below is an example how to construct this. If you change anything in the construction, just click on the arrows on the top right to restore the construction.

## Example:Constructing SSS

## Steps in constructing SSS

**Now you try to draw a triangle congruent to the previous one
You need to draw a triangle with three sides: AB=5cm, AC=7cm and BC=8 cm.
Try to do this in the "Applet" below
**

- Use to draw segment AB and if you are requested to give the length type in 5
- Use click on point A and then when requested to provide the radius type in 7
- Use click on point B and then when requested to provide the radius type in 8
- Use to plot point C at the intersection of the two circles
- Use and click on point A, B and C to create the triangle

## Your attempt to construct SSS

## Exploring SSS

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