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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?

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  1. A+B=90
    A+ 1/4 * B =62.25

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

  2. This site may help you figure this problem out yourself.

    http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/complementary-angles.html

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