# How To Determine If Two Items Are Similar

## Shamine Alves

When two figures are similar, the second figure can be obtained from the first by a sequence of transformations and dilations. When two figures are similar, the ratios of the lengths of the corresponding sides are equal. If the orientation of the figures is similar, one of the transformations is a translation. To determine if two figures are similar then you compare their sides. If the ratios are equal, then the figures are similar.