# The measure of an angle's supplement is 44 degrees less than the measure of the angle. What are the measures of the angle and its supplement?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 18, 2018

The angle is 112 degrees and the supplement is 68 degrees.

#### Explanation:

Let the angle’s measure be represented by

Since supplementary angles add to 180 degrees,

Since the supplement is 44 degrees less than the angle,

We can substitute

Substitute 68 for y in one of the original equations and solve.