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Similar figures

The hexagons drawn below are similar. Click and drag any of the blue points to change the shape of both hexagons. Move the slider to vary the scale factor.

  1. What is the corresponding side to AB in the blue hexagon?
  2. What is the corresponding angle to <HIJ in the green hexagon?
  3. What features are preserved in similar figures?
  4. How can we determine the scale factor in a pair of similar polygons?