# Similar Figures Exploration

- Author:
- selias33, Matthew Desjardins, powere

Similar polygon applet

In this activity, you will explore the properties of similar polygons. Below we have similar polygons: Quadrilateral ABCD ~ A'B'C'D'. (~ is the symbol for similar)
1) Calculate the ratio of corresponding sides: a' / a b' / b c'/c and d' / d

What do you notice about corresponding angles of similar polygons?

What do you notice about the ratios you calculated in the applet?

How do the ratios compare to the 'a' value?

What does this mean about corresponding sides of similar polygons?

Make sure to write down the definition of similar polygons in your notebook as described above.