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 Congruent:  Having the same size, shape and measure.
These sailboats are participating in a race. To make the race fair, all sailboats must be the same size and shape. Since the sails of each boat have the same size and shape, they are congruent triangles.

The sails on these sailboats have the exact same size and shape.

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Two pairs of congruent angles are found in each set of cross beams.


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Most polygon shaped road signs have congruent angles.