College Algebra

posted by .

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+B=90
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.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Geometry. Please help.

    1) Two angles are complementary. The measure of one angle is 21 more than twice the measure of the other angle. Find the measure of the angles. 2) If a supplement of an angle has a measure 78 less than the measure of the angle, what …
  2. Algebra

    Two angles are complementary. The sum of the measure of the first angle and one-fourth of the second angle is 69 degrees. Find the measures of the angles. What is the measure of the smaller angle?
  3. Algebra

    Two angles are complementary. The sum of the measure of the first angle and one-fourth of the second angle is 69 degrees. Find the measures of the angles. What is the measure of the smaller angle?
  4. College Algebra

    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 …
  5. algebra

    two angles are complementary. the sum of the measure of the first angle and half the second angle is 87 degrees. find the measure of the angles. What is the measure of the smaller angle?
  6. Algebra 1a

    I posted this early, I don't understand the answer, Two angles are complementary. The sum of the measure of the first angle and one-fourth the second angle is 87.75 degrees. Find the measures of the angles?
  7. Algebra

    The sum of the measure of the first angle and one-fourth the second angle is 63.75 degrees;The two angles are complementary. How to find the measure of the angles?
  8. Algebra

    Two angles are complementary. The sum of the measure of the first angle and one-fourth of the second angle is 57.75 degrees. Find the measure of the angles.
  9. Story problem heellp

    The difference of two complementary angles is 18. What is the measure if the two angles Hint complementary angles sum to 90 degrees
  10. Geometry Check please

    Is the following definition of complementary angles reversible?

More Similar Questions