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Why am I still not getting this one even after going back through websites and notes?

Please explain in detail so I know for next time.

Two angles are complementary. The sum of the measure of the first angle and one-fourth the second angle is 62.25 degrees. Find the measures of the angles.
What is the measure of the smaller angle?
What is the measure of the other angle?

College Algebra - bobpursley, Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 9:47pm
A+ 1/4 * B =62.25

I would solve by subtracting the second equation from the first.

  • College Algebra -

    I would take Bob Pursley's suggestion.
    That would leave you with
    (3/4) B = 27.75

    One more step, multiplying both sides by 4/3, will lead to the answer.

    We are not going to do all the work for you.

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