What is the ratio of the measure of the complement of a 50 degrees-angle to the measure of the supplement of the same angle?

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Jun 15, 2015

Answer:

#("complement "50^@)/("supplement " 50^@) = 4/13#

Explanation:

By definition the complement of an angle is #90^@# minus the angle
and the supplement of an angle is #180^@# minus the angle.

The complement of #50^@# is #40^@#
The supplement of #50^@# is #130^@#

The ratio #("complement "50^@)/("supplement " 50^@)#

#color(white)("XXXX")##=(40^@)/(130^@) = 4/13#