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kader
kader asks:
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The measure of one of two angles is the 3 times the measurement of the other. The sum of the measures is 124 degrees. Find the measurements of both angles.

In Topics: Helping my child with math
> 60 days ago

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pigtoria
pigtoria writes:
Hi Kader....

The best way to solve this problem is translate the "words" in the problem into a number model - in other words into "variables" and "numbers".

First let x= degree of each angle

We know that we have one angle (x) and another angle which is 3 times the other angle (3x) and these add up to be 124 degrees.

So, let's write all this into a number model:

x + 3x = 124
4x = 124
x = 31 degrees

3x = 3(31) = 93

One angle = 31 degrees
Second angle = 93 degrees

To check your answer, add the measurement of these two angles together: 31 + 93 = 124

Hope this helps!

Vicki
> 60 days ago

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