The term CPCTC can come up a lot when you're dealing with congruent triangles, but what does it mean? This tutorial gives a great explanation and shows you how to use it in an example!

Keywords:

CPCTC

corresponding parts of congruent triangles are congruent

congruent triangles

congruence

congruent

Background Tutorials

Understand that a two-dimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the congruence between them.

When you have two congruent figures, that means that corresponding sides and corresponding angles are congruent. Get some practice identifying corresponding sides and angles by following along with this tutorial!

If two figures have the same size and shape, then they are congruent. The term congruent is often used to describe figures like this. In this tutorial, take a look at the term congruent!