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The pectoral fins of a whale and a shark. Are they analogous organs?

Analogous organs: Different origin, same functions, Homologous organs: Same origin, different functions but same main structure// right? So, what is the case for the pectoral fins of a shark and a ...
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How large is the range of 'same origin' when determining whether two organs are analogous or homologous?

The pectoral fins of a whale and a shark. Are they analogous organs? I was looking at this question, and I saw that the two answers defined the range of 'same origin' differently. One said that sharks ...