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## 7th grade

### Course: 7th grade > Unit 6

Lesson 3: Vertical, complementary, and supplementary angles- Angles: introduction
- Name angles
- Complementary & supplementary angles
- Vertical angles
- Identifying supplementary, complementary, and vertical angles
- Complementary and supplementary angles (visual)
- Complementary and supplementary angles (no visual)
- Complementary and supplementary angles review
- Vertical angles
- Finding angle measures between intersecting lines

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# Complementary and supplementary angles review

Review the basics of complementary and supplementary angles, and try some practice problems.

## Complementary angles

**Complementary angles**are two angles with a sum of 90, degrees. A common case is when they form a right angle.

## Supplementary angles

**Supplementary angles**are two angles with a sum of 180, degrees. A common case is when they lie on the same side of a straight line.

*Want to learn more about complementary and supplementary angles? Check out this video.*

## Practice set 1: Identify complementary and supplementary angles

*Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.*

## Practice set 2: Find a missing angle measure

*Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.*

## Want to join the conversation?

- I'm confused with complementary angles and supplementary angles. How do you tell which angle is which?(32 votes)
- Two angles are called complementary when their measures add to 90 degrees.

Two angles are called supplementary when their measures add up to 180 degrees.

One way to avoid mixing up these definitions is to note that s comes after c in the alphabet, and 180 is greater than 90.(71 votes)

- How do they come up with names for things in math?(32 votes)
- why does math even exist(20 votes)
- I don't know man. I don't know.(10 votes)

- One tip that helps me with remembering which name goes with which angles...

- "C" is in 'Corner' and 'Complementary'

- "S" is in 'Straight' and 'Supplementary'

A corner is always 90 degrees...

and a straight line is always 180 degrees!

So if it makes a corner, it's 'C' for 'Complementary'

if it makes a straight line, it's 'S' for 'Supplementary'(18 votes) - About question 1, I hope there is a clear explanation on why ∠DAP and ∠BPD do not add up to 90°. I guess there is some reason why ∠DAP and ∠BPD being supplementary or complementray is a contradiction, but i couldn't figure out what it is.(15 votes)
- They might be complementary or supplementary, but you don't have enough information to prove that. There are no parallel lines, so you can't try and solve it using any of the parallel lies and a transversal rules. No vertical angles will end up helping you. I guess you can't really have a clear answer, unless you can prove that the angles cannot be complementary or supplementary.(7 votes)

- O I'm a goofy goober yeah you're a goofy goober yeah we're all goofy goobers yeah goofy goofy goobers yeah(10 votes)
- What are vertical angles? I am asking this because I have some trouble identifying this certain type of angle.(0 votes)
- say angle A is on one side of the vertex and angle B is on the opposite side, since they share a vertex and are on the opposite side of said vertex, they are vertical(8 votes)

- I need help with practice step 2. Thank you.(4 votes)
- What exactly are you confused about? If you can be more specific with what you need assistance for I will be glad to walk you through it :)(11 votes)

- I don't quite understand Complementary and Supplementary angles.(2 votes)
- Two angles are called complementary if their measures add to 90 degrees, and called supplementary if their measures add to 180 degrees. Note that in these definitions, it does not matter whether or not the angles are adjacent; only their measures matter.

For example, a 50-degree angle and a 40-degree angle are complementary; a 60-degree angle and a 120-degree angle are supplementary.(14 votes)

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