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What is  CPCT  in geometry?

Asked by Bhawna Saini(student), +1 more on 3/10/12


 The full form of CPCT is Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles.

Posted by Anushka Nafde(student), on 15/9/09

it is th part of 2 congruent triangle which is equal to each other

Posted by Pallavi Barkha(student), on 15/9/09

Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles.

This means that if 2 triangles are congruent then all the angles and sides of both the triangles will be equal

Posted by Pratyush Pant(student), on 16/9/09

thanks dud to give me this answer .

Posted by sharmaarvin123....(student), on 13/10/10

 corresponding parts of congruent triangles

Posted by shameem_247...(student), on 22/1/11


CPCTC stands for Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles are Congruent. It is statement developed from the definition of congruent triangles. It allows us to prove things about the remaining unproven parts of the triangles that we have just proven congruent. It allows us to state correctly after two triangles are congruent, then corresponding parts that were not previously known to be congruent are now allowed to be considered congruent.


Since BO ≅ MA and BW ≅ MN and OW ≅ AN, we can conclude that ΔBOW ≅ ΔMAN because of SSS.

Now we can say ∠B ≅ ∠M, ∠O ≅ ∠A, and ∠W ≅ ∠N because of CPCTC. Since the two triangle were proven congruent, we can now correctly assume that corresponding parts that we knew nothing about, are now congruent.


Another example

Since BO ≅ MA and OW ≅ AN and ∠O ≅ ∠A, then ΔBOW ≅ ΔMAN by SAS.

Now we can say BW ≅ MN, ∠B ≅ ∠M, and ∠W ≅ ∠N because of CPCTC.


Another example

Since BO ≅ MA and ∠B ≅ ∠M and ∠O ≅ ∠A, we can conclude that ΔBOW ≅ ΔMAN because of ASA.

Now we can say ∠W ≅ ∠N, BW ≅ MN and OW ≅ AN because of CPCTC.


Another example

Since BO ≅ MA and ∠O ≅ ∠A and ∠W ≅ ∠N, we can conclude that ΔBOW ≅ ΔMAN because of AAS.

Now we can say ∠B ≅ ∠M, BW ≅ MN and OW ≅ AN because of CPCTC.


Another example

Since ΔBOW and ΔMAN are right triangle, BO ≅ MA and OW ≅ AN , then ΔBOW ≅ ΔMAN by HL.

Now we can say ∠B ≅ ∠M, ∠O ≅ ∠A, and BW ≅ MN because of CPCTC.


Remember, we use CPCTC to prove parts are congruent after we have proven triangles congruent. CPCTC is used after SSS, or SAS, or ASA, or AAS, or HL, never before. First we prove that two triangles are congruent. Then if we haven’t already proven that a desired pair of corresponding sides or angles are congruent, we can now do so using CPCTC.

Posted by Nivedhitha Subr...(student), on 7/8/11

thanks Nivedhithas

Posted by nikhilbansal019...(student), on 19/8/11


Posted by Anas (student), on 16/9/11

Nivedhithas   kaha se cop y kiya

Posted by Rahul Indra(student), on 25/9/11

 it is coressponding part of a triangle

Posted by Anas (student), on 20/4/12

 yo yo honey singh

Posted by konicabajaj...(student), on 10/8/12

Its cpcte Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles are Equal


Posted by Chaitanya Sagar(student), on 16/9/12

Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles

Posted by Vanshika Bhatia(student), on 3/10/12

coresponding parts of congurent triangle

Posted by B Kishan(student), on 3/10/12

Here is the link for answer to your query!


Posted by Ankush Jain(MeritNation Expert), on 4/10/12

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