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    difference of two supplementary angles

    The difference between two supplementary angles of 340. Find the
    bigger angle.

    attempt:

    i thought of representing 180 - x be the supplement .. but how about the second supplement


    if i made two same representations then i will be zero since it is difference of two supplementary angles.
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    Re: difference of two supplementary angles

    Quote Originally Posted by rcs View Post
    The difference between two supplementary angles of 340. Find the
    bigger angle.

    attempt:

    i thought of representing 180 - x be the supplement .. but how about the second supplement


    if i made two same representations then i will be zero since it is difference of two supplementary angles.
    I like your thinking, we let the two angles be x and 180 - x. We also know that their difference is \displaystyle \begin{align*} 34^{\circ} \end{align*}, so \displaystyle \begin{align*} 180 - x - x = 34 \end{align*}. Simplify and solve for x.
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    Re: difference of two supplementary angles

    Quote Originally Posted by Prove It View Post
    I like your thinking, we let the two angles be x and 180 - x. We also know that their difference is \displaystyle \begin{align*} 34^{\circ} \end{align*}, so \displaystyle \begin{align*} 180 - x - x = 34 \end{align*}. Simplify and solve for x.


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