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If X and Y are sides of a right triangle, R is the hypoteneuse, and theta is the angle at the X-R vertex, then sin(theta) is Y / R and cosine(theta) is X / R. It follows, then, that X is R cosine(theta) and Y is R sin(theta)

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How do you solve if angle x and angle y are complementary and angle z and angle q are complementary and angle x and angle z are congruent then angle y is congruent to angle q?

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Okay. If two angles are supplementary then the sum of the two angles is equal to 180. This can be represented in an algebraic equation: X + Y = 180 Now it says the angle X is 24 degrees greater than Y. That can also be written algebraically: Y + 24 = X Now we can subsititute this value for X into the original equation and solve: (Y + 24) + Y = 180 2Y + 24 = 180 2Y = 156 Y = 78 Now that we know angle Y, we can plug this in to either of our formulas in order to discover angle X: X + (78) = 180 X = 102 There you go, angle X is equal to 102o and angle Y is equal to 78o

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