The measures of two complementary angles are in the ratio 1:5. What is the measure of each angle?

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Dec 26, 2015

Let say that the two angles are #a# and #b# .Because they are complementary we have that

#a+b=90^o#

and from the ratio we get #a/b=1/5=>b=5a#

Solving the system of the two equations above we get

#a=15^o# and #b=75^o#

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