# Congruent Supp. and Comp.

• Sep 25th 2007, 06:21 PM
sk8ingkittty
Congruent Supp. and Comp.
HELP!!!

The measure of the supp. of an angle exceeds 3 times the measure of the comp. of the angle by 10. Find he measure of the comp.

I do not understand this equation, please help me to understand this and how you get the answer. :confused:
• Sep 25th 2007, 06:55 PM
Jhevon
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Originally Posted by sk8ingkittty
HELP!!!

The measure of the supp. of an angle exceeds 3 times the measure of the comp. of the angle by 10. Find he measure of the comp.

I do not understand this equation, please help me to understand this and how you get the answer. :confused:

supplementary angles are angles that add up to 180 degrees, complimentary angles are angles that add up to 90 degrees.

so, if the original angle is \$\displaystyle x\$ then it's supplementary angle is \$\displaystyle (180 - x)\$ and it's complimentary angle is \$\displaystyle (90 - x)\$.

we are told that the supp. angle is 10 more degrees than 3 times the comp. angle. thus we have:

\$\displaystyle 180 - x = 3(90 - x) + 10\$

i think you can take it from here
• Sep 26th 2007, 03:40 PM
sk8ingkittty
Thank you very much for the help...
Maybe if I get stuck on another geometry problem, you could help me.

Thank you for your help.(Handshake)