Look at the figure of three congruent circles. Practice writing statements about what you see.

One more thing to consider: you must be able to justify your statements with one of the geometric properties from the structure of Geometry.

For each statement that you make about the figure of three circles above, you must justify it.
Example: If you said that the radii form an equilateral triangle, which of the following would justify the statement?

• A triangle consists of three segments joined by three common vertices. __________
• The radii within a circle are congruent and the radii of congruent circles are congruent. __________
• The three circles are tangent to each other and a radius drawn to a point of tangency is perpendicular to the tangent. __________

Click on the blanks above to reveal the answers.

Be sure to write justifications in your notes.

Proceed to the next page where you will write statements and justifications for four different scenarios and add these to your journal.