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