Aligning 2 shapes using a side or two points in illustrator?

Anyone know how to align 2 shapes using two points or one of the shapes side/path in Illustrator? I know there has to be an easy way to rotate two shapes and make sure their points align perfectly without doing it manually. Any ideas?

As an example, if I have a triangle and I need a second triangle of the same size to align to the triangles left side. Is there a way to not have to try and manually rotate it to get the exact angle for the two sides to align perfectly?

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Below is a quick sample of what I am talking about. The shapes won’t always be identical and may only consist of one equal path or side to match with.

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Answer

  1. turn on Smart Guides and Snap to Point

  2. assuming both shapes are grouped, click on shape 2 with the Black Arrow (V)

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  1. grab the Group Selection Tool (White Arrow with the Plus sign) and Click and Drag on Anchor A…

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  1. …and drop it right on top of Anchor B (press Ctrl before releasing the mouse to help snapping)

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  1. grab the Rotate Tool (R), click on Anchor A to set the rotation point, then click and drag on Anchor C towards Anchor D…

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  1. …and drop it right on top of it (press Ctrl before releasing the mouse to help snapping).

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Attribution
Source : Link , Question Author : OneOddballSheep , Answer Author : Carlos Canto

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