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# What Are Similar Rectangles?

**Similar rectangles are rectangles with the same shape yet with different sizes.** If there are two rectangles with the same proportions, this means that the sides of each rectangle when made into a fraction are equal.

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If there is a rectangle with two sides of 12 inches and two sides of 8 inches and another rectangle with two sides of 6 inches and two sides of 4 inches, these two shapes are similar rectangles. The first rectangle's side lengths made into a fraction are 12 over 8 (12/8). The second is 6 over 4 (6/4). These two fractions are equal.

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