# How do you identify corresponding angles?

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Dec 2, 2015

The term *corresponding angles* is usually referred to those pairs of angles formed by two parallel lines and a transverse, that are positioned similarly relative to these lines.

#### Explanation:

Consider we have two parallel lines positioned horizontally on a paper and a transverse intersecting both of them.

Four angles formed by the upper parallel line and a transverse can be labeled Top-Right, Top-Left, Bottom-Left and Bottom-Right, according to their position relative to a horizontal line (Top or Bottom) and relative to a transverse (Left or Right).

Similarly, four angles formed by the lower parallel line and a transverse can be labeled in the same way.

Angles similarly labeled are called *corresponding*.