# Congruent - the same

Two shapes are congruent when you can turn, flip, and or slide one so it fits exactly on top of the other (identical size and shape) - the same.

The **con grew ants** (congruent), but they all looked exactly the **same**.

**Example 1**

If these arrows were placed on top of each other and were facing the same way, they would be exactly the same and so they are congruent.

**Example 2**

These two triangles are congruent because if you slide them over each other, they would fit perfectly.

**Example 3**

Although one of these rectangles is on its side, they are still congruent. If you rotate one, it would fit perfectly over the other.

**Example 4**

These odd shapes fit perfectly over one another, and so they are congruent shapes.