**Theorem 6.11**: (AAS) Two
triangles are
congruent if and only if two
angles and the
side next to one of
them in one triangle
are congruent to the corresponding two
angles and a side in a
second triangle, then
the triangles are
congruent.

**Proof**: If two angles in one triangle are congruent to two corresponding angles in a second triangle, then, since the angles in a triangle add up to 180^{o}, by Theorem 6.3, it follows that the third angles are also congruent, the triangles are similar, and, by Theorem 6.9 the ratios of the lengths of corresponding sides are the same. Since one pair of corresponding sides have the same length, all of the corresponding sides have the same length, so by Theorem 6.5, all pairs of corresponding sides will be congruent, and the triangles will be congruent by Theorem 6.7 (SSS).

For the converse, if the triangles are congruent then all corresponding sides and angles will be congruent.