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Pat always trips on the third step and she thinks that step may be a different size. The contractor told her that all the treads and risers are perpendicular to each other. Is that enough information to state that the steps are the same size? In other words, if $\overline{WN}\perp\overline{NZ}$ and $\overline{ZH}\perp\overline{HK}$, is $\triangle WNZ\cong\triangle ZHK$?

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VerifiedNo. Even though the two triangles are both right triangles, the corresponding treads or risers may not be congruent. We need at least a pair of treads or a pair of risers to conclude that the triangles are congruent by the HL Congruence Theorem.

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