# The measures of two angles have a sum of 90degrees. The measures of the angles are in a ratio of 2:1, how do you determine the measures of both angles?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 1, 2016

The smaller angle is 30 degrees and the second angle being twice as large is 60 degrees.

#### Explanation:

Let's call the smaller angle

Because the ratio of the angles is

And we know the sum of these two angles is 90 so we can write: