## Similar Polygons

By John Zimmerman on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 | 1,046 Comments

Ok homeschoolers try this problem on similar polygons.

Key concepts to remember:

* know the difference between congruent and similar.

* make sure you know how set up and solve ratio and proportion problems using the cross-product.

* sometime a problem will require the use of one solution to find the next solution.

* always look at your answer and see if it makes sense compared with the picture.

* similar polygon problems are common on the SAT/ACT.

Important habits to master math:

* write out all steps

* be very neat

* use pencil not pen

* review your work as your go

* make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations- these are the most common places students make mistakes