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ebydaqueen17 Group Title

you have two complementary angles. if the measure of the larger angle is 15 degrees more than 2 times the measure of the smaller angle, find the measures of the 2 angles.

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    The key is to express both angles in terms of only a single variable. Also key is knowing the definition of complementary angles.

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    i dont know how to create the two equations..can u show me...

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    i got x + y = 180 and 3x-28+x= 180

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    Why = 180?

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    oh nevr mind..diferent problm sorry

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    i got x + y=90 and 2x +15 +y=90

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    is that correct?

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    You're right that x + y = 90. Now, replace one of those variables so you only have one variable to deal with. You can solve from there.

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    so u mean it would be 2x + 15 +x=90

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    ???

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  11. geoffb Group Title
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    Yes!

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    thnkz

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