# Given the 2 sets of figures below, are the pairs of triangles similar for both set a and set b? Why or why not? What is the similarity statement and the scale factor?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 22, 2017

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

In example

The left triangle has angles of:

The last angle can be calculated as:

The right triangle has angles of

The scale can be calculated as:

So triangle

In example **NOT** similar.

If they were similar, they would have to have 3 pairs of equal angles. In these triangles there is only one pair of equal angles: