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    Complementary Angles

    In a right angle there are three different angles one is 34, the other is 22 and we have to find the other angle 'a'. I know that:

    a + 34 + 22 = 90
    a + 56 = 90
    a = 34

    However, I am not sure what the reason would be I can't say complementary angles because there are more than two angles. What happens in this case?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stellina_91 View Post
    In a right angle there are three different angles ...
    That's OK: There are three interior angles: One angle is 90 and the other two angles add up to 90.

    So it seems that the problem describes some different angles than the interior ones. Could you please attach a sketch of the triangle so that we could see where the angles in question are located?
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