Posted by **Dani** on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 9:17pm.

Find the measures of two supplementary angles if the difference of their measures is 56 degrees

I know supplementary angles are the sum of the measure if two angles is 180 degrees but then what is the question asking?

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**Rose**, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 9:20pm
it's asking what the measure of each angle is. subtract 56 from 180, divide by 2, add 56 to one of them, and that's your answer

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 9:30pm
Rose's English sentence translated into "math" ...

x -(180-x) = 56

x - 180 + x = 56

2x = 236

x = 118

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**nicole**, Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10:55am
Two complementary angles are such that one is seventeen times larger than the other. Find the two angles.

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**Anshul**, Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4:19am
17x+x=90

18x=90

x=90/18=5

then 1st angle=5 then 2nd angle=85

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