Complementary Angles (Quick Exploration)
- Nicole Tucker, Tim Brzezinski
In the applet below, the pink angle and the blue angle are said to be complementary angles. Interact with this applet for a minute or two, and answer the questions that appear below it.
In your own words, describe what it means for 2 angles to be complementary angles.
In the applet above, the blue angle is said to be a complement of the pink angle, and vice versa. Given this information, determine the complement of a 40 degree angle.
What is the complement of a 1-degree angle?
What angle measure has a complement whose measure is equal to itself?