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October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014

Posted by **Nikki** on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 3:03pm.

However, <A is formed when the right side of the right triangle is extended. The 33 degree angle's vertex is shared by the right triangle's, and an angle of 110 degrees is formed from the extended sides of the hypotenuse of the left triangle and a leg of the right triangle. The question, is, though, is to find the measure of <A.

My first answer was that m<A is 123 degeres, but it was marked wrong. I got that answer because one of the right triangle's angles was 33 degrees, by the Vertical Angles Theorem, and that was the angle with the shared vertex. With that said, I was thinking that the two triangles are congruent, since the angles are all equal. What exactly am I doing wrong?

(It'd be a lot easier if I could just have the figure there instead of describing it...I hope that's specific enough). Thanks much!

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