# The measures of the angles of a triangle are in the ratio 5:6:7. What is the measure, in degrees, of the smallest angle of the triangle?

Mar 3, 2018

50°

#### Explanation:

Let x represent the scale factor, the ratios are multiplied by:
5x°+6x°+7x°=180°
18x°=180°
$x = 10$

Smallest Angle
5x°=5(10)°=50°