Posted by Jenny on .
The directions that came with the kite pattern that Andre ordered on the internet said to cut out 2 supplementary angles so that the measure of one is twice the measure of the other. How many degrees are in each angle? Justify your answer.

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Ms. Sue,
a + 2a = 180
3a = 180
a = 60
The smaller angle has 60 degrees. 
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Jenny,
But how do you get 60?

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Ms. Sue,
180 divided by 3 = 60

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Jenny,
But aren't there only 2 angles? I'm confused.

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Ms. Sue,
Yes there are two angles. One is 60 degrees. Your problem states that the other one is twice the measure of the first.
2 times 60 = 120
1 angle measures 60 degrees.
The other angle measures 120 degrees.