# 8.3: Supplementary and Complementary Angle Pairs

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**Practice**Supplementary and Complementary Angle Pairs

Marco is building a house. He bought lots of wood to make the frame of the house. He wants right angles for his corners. If he uses a piece of wood that is cut at a

In this concept, you will learn how reasoning can help you figure out the measures of missing angles.

### Supplementary and Complementary Angle Pairs

Some special angle pairs are identified by their sum. If you know the measure of one angle, you can calculate the measure of the second angle. For instance, **complementary angles** always add up to

Together,

To find the measurement of angle

Angle

The same process can be used to find the unknown angle in a pair of supplementary angles. Let's look at another example.

Angles **supplementary angles**. If angle

Supplementary angles have a total of ** 180∘**. Subtract the measurement of

**, from**P

**to find the measure of angle**180∘

**.**Q

Angle

This process can often be used to find the measure of unknown angles. Use logical reasoning to interpret the information in order to find the unknown measure.

Take a look at the diagram below.

Let's find the value of angle ** X**. Apply what you have learned about supplementary angles. Supplementary angles add up to

**, and**180∘

**is a straight line. Look at the diagram. The**180∘

The equation shows the sum of supplementary angles is

The measure of the unknown angle in this supplementary pair is ** 100∘**.

You can check your work by putting this value in for

### Examples

**Example 1**

Earlier, you were given a problem about Marco and his house.

If one piece of wood has an angled cut that is

First, set up an equation that represents the relationship between the two angles.

Next, subtract the given angle from the sum of the two angles.

Then calculate the difference.

The difference is

The answer is that the second piece of wood is cut at a \begin{align*}35^o\end{align*} angle.

#### Example 2

Solve the following problem.

What is the measure of angle \begin{align*}R\end{align*}?

First, set up an equation that represents the relationship between the two angles.

\begin{align*}R + 22 = 90\end{align*}

Next, subtract the given angle from the sum of the two angles.

\begin{align*}R = 90^o - 22^o\end{align*}

Then, calculate the difference.

The difference is \begin{align*}68^o\end{align*}.

The answer is angle \begin{align*}R = 68^o\end{align*} .

The measure of the unknown angle is \begin{align*}68^\circ\end{align*}. You can check your answer by putting this value in for \begin{align*}R\end{align*} in the equation.

\begin{align*}68 + 22 = 90^\circ\end{align*}

**Find the complement or supplement in each example.**

#### Example 3

Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are complementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}33^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.

First, set up an equation that represents the relationship between the angles.

\begin{align*}33^o + B = 90^o\end{align*}

Next, subtract the given angle from the sum of the two angles.

\begin{align*}B = 90^o - 33^o\end{align*}

Then, calculate the difference.

The difference is \begin{align*}57^o\end{align*}.

The answer is angle \begin{align*}B =\end{align*} **\begin{align*}57^\circ\end{align*}**.

#### Example 4

Angles \begin{align*}C\end{align*} and \begin{align*}D\end{align*} are supplementary. Angle \begin{align*}C\end{align*} is \begin{align*}59^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}D\end{align*}.

First, set up an equation that represents the relationship between the angles.

\begin{align*}59^o + D = 180^o\end{align*}

Next, subtract the given angle from the sum of the two angles.

\begin{align*}D = 180^o - 59^o\end{align*}

Then, calculate the difference.

The difference is \begin{align*}121^o\end{align*}.

The answer is angle \begin{align*}D =\end{align*} **\begin{align*}121^\circ\end{align*}**

#### Example 5

Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are supplementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}169^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.

First, set up an equation that represents the relationship between the angles.

\begin{align*}169^o + B = 180^o\end{align*}

Next, subtract the given angle from the sum of the angles.

\begin{align*}B = 180^o - 169^o\end{align*}

Then, calculate the difference.

The difference is \begin{align*}11^o\end{align*}.

The answer is angle \begin{align*}B = \end{align*} **\begin{align*}11^\circ\end{align*}**

### Review

Find the measure of missing angle for each pair of complementary or supplementary angles.

- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are complementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}63^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are complementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}83^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are complementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}3^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are complementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}23^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are complementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}70^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are complementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}29^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are complementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}66^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are complementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}87^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are supplementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}33^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are supplementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}103^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are supplementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}73^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are supplementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}78^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are supplementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}99^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are supplementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}110^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.
- Angles \begin{align*}A\end{align*} and \begin{align*}B\end{align*} are supplementary. Angle \begin{align*}A\end{align*} is \begin{align*}127^\circ\end{align*}. Find the measure of angle \begin{align*}B\end{align*}.

### Review (Answers)

To see the Review answers, open this PDF file and look for section 8.3.

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