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    Exclamation Congruent Supp. and Comp.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8ingkittty View Post
    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.
    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 x then it's supplementary angle is (180 - x) and it's complimentary angle is (90 - x).

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

    180 - x = 3(90 - x) + 10

    i think you can take it from here
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    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.
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