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anonymous
 one year ago
An angle has a measure of (5x+7)°, and another angle has a measure of (2x+54)°. Together, they form a linear pair. Find the measure of the smaller angle. (no image).
anonymous
 one year ago
An angle has a measure of (5x+7)°, and another angle has a measure of (2x+54)°. Together, they form a linear pair. Find the measure of the smaller angle. (no image).

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triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1linear pair means the sum of the angles = 180

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1437977341370:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I added the two equations together and puts " = 180" and I solved for x. I got 17, and I plugged 17 into (2x + 54). I then got 88 degrees. two of my options for multiple choice are 17 degrees and 88 degrees, but I do not know which one to put for my answer..

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1437977415660:dw

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1read the question again

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm thinking the correct answer is 88 degrees, because if the answer was 17 degrees, the directions would have said "solve for x", I think so at least..

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1437977490480:dw

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so you have the equation and solve for x correct x = 17

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1now substitute and find the angles 88 and 92 (remember they add to 180?)

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Here is your question "Find the measure of the smaller angle."

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I would suggest to figure out what does the word linear pair mean :) then all will be easy as pie

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so 88 is the correct answer? Because the directions said to find the measurement of the smaller angle

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you @nincompoop :)

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Definition: Two angles that are adjacent (share a leg) and supplementary (add up to 180°)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you @triciaal :)

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the rest is just an algebraic manipulation (5x+7) + (2x+54) = 180
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