Same Side Interior Angles
Same side interior angles are two angles that are on the same side of the transversal and on the interior of (between) the two lines.
Same Side Interior Angles Theorem: If two parallel lines are cut by a transversal, then the same side interior angles are supplementary.
If , then .
Converse of the Same Side Interior Angles Theorem: If two lines are cut by a transversal and the same side interior angles are supplementary, then the lines are parallel.
If then
Suppose you were presented with two angles that are on the same side of a transversal and between the two parallel lines crossed by the transversal. How would you describe these angles and what could you conclude about their measures?
Examples
Example 1
Is ? How do you know?
These angles are Same Side Interior Angles. So, if they add up to
, therefore the lines are not parallel.
Example 2
Give two examples of same side interior angles in the diagram:
There are MANY examples of same side interior angles in the diagram. Two are and , and and .
Example 3
Find the value of .
The given angles are same side interior angles. Because the lines are parallel, the angles add up to .
Example 4
Find the value of .
is a same side interior angle with the marked right angle. This means that so .
Example 5
Find the value of if and .
These are same side interior angles, so set up an equation and solve for . Remember that same side interior angles add up to .
Review
For questions 1-2, use the diagram to determine if each angle pair is congruent, supplementary or neither.
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- Are the lines parallel? Justify your answer.
In 4-5, use the given information to determine which lines are parallel. If there are none, write none. Consider each question individually.
- and are supplementary
- and are supplementary
For 6-8, what does the value of have to be to make the lines parallel?
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For 9-10, determine whether the statement is true or false.
- Same side interior angles are on the same side of the transversal.
- Same side interior angles are congruent when lines are parallel.
Review (Answers)
To see the Review answers, open this PDF file and look for section 3.6.