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## Geometry (all content)

### Unit 2: Lesson 6

Vertical, complementary, and supplementary angles- Identifying supplementary, complementary, and vertical angles
- Complementary & supplementary angles
- Complementary and supplementary angles (visual)
- Complementary and supplementary angles (no visual)
- Complementary and supplementary angles review
- Vertical angles
- Vertical angles review
- Angle relationships example
- Vertical angles are congruent proof

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# Vertical angles review

Review the basics of vertical angles, and try some practice problems.

## Vertical angles

**Vertical angles**are angles opposite each other where two lines cross.

For example, angle, A, X, D and angle, B, X, C are vertical angles in the following diagram:

*Want to learn more about vertical angles? Check out this video.*

### Practice set

*Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.*

## Use vertical angles to find a missing angle measure

Let's look at an example.

**What is the measure of angle x?**

First, let's find the measure of the pink angle:

The pink and blue angles add up to 180, degrees because they are adjacent and form a straight line.

The pink and green angles also add up to 180, degrees because they are adjacent and form a straight line too.

**The measure of angle x, equals, start color #28ae7b, 121, degrees, end color #28ae7b**.

### Practice

*Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.*

## Want to join the conversation?

- I'm not sure if you could see what i could see. but for the practice set like the last one #3... how is angle DYE not vertical with AZB?(3 votes)
- Because they do not share the same vertex(3 votes)

- Are vertical angles always equal? Because in some practices they weren't, and I didn't get why.(7 votes)
- Yes, vertical angles are always equal. Adjacent angles are not always equal though.(7 votes)

- When ever I try to do this Use vertical angles to find a missing angle measure, it always becomes the same answer to the angle I already know. How do you do this question?(3 votes)
- Indeed, verticle angles are always the same measure. The reason they wanted you to do the equation was so that you simply noticed this pattern and learned why this pattern always applies to vertical angles.(2 votes)

- how do you get the answer(2 votes)
- can u subtrackt it or like do angle - angle?(2 votes)
- I'm not exactly sure what you mean but yes, you can subtract 180 minus the angle given to find the unknown angle. (when they are adjacent/supplementary) Same rule applies for complementary, except you use 90 degrees instead. However, you can't subtract the given angle first. You must use either use 90 degrees or 180. Hope this answers your question.(3 votes)

- its strange im not sure about DYE and AZB its weird in my opinion because that are NOT vertical at all(2 votes)
- How do you come up with the problems?(2 votes)
- I don't have any good questions.(2 votes)
- The best so helpful!! thank you(2 votes)
- If you measure around by adding up all of the angles, wouldn't you find 360 degrees, or just 180 degrees?(1 vote)