You are here:

Geometry/Geometry Math Problem


if the measure of one angle is 5x and the measure of its compliment is 10x, what is the value for x?

It is known that the angle and its compliment add up to 90.

That means we can take the measure 5x and the measure 10x to get 90.

So, 5x + 10x = 90 is the same as 15x = 90.

Dividing both sides by 15 gives x = 90/15, and that is the same as x = 6.


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Scott A Wilson


I can answer whatever questions you ask except how to trisect an angle. The ones I can answer include constructing parallel lines, dividing a line into n sections, bisecting an angle, splitting an angle in half, and almost anything else that is done in geometry.


I have been assisting people in Geometry since the 80's.

I have an MS at Oregon State and a BS at Oregon State, both with honors.

Awards and Honors
I was the outstanding student in high school in the area of geometry and math in general.

Past/Present Clients
Over 8,500 people, mostly in math, with almost 450 in geometry.

©2017 All rights reserved.