Answer to Question #406 in Geometry for tony

Question #406
The acute angles of any right triangle are supplementary? Is it true?
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Expert's answer
2010-07-09T09:30:28-0400
It is false, because, by definition, supplementary angles add up to 180 degrees. The interior angles of a triangle add up to 180 degrees. There are 3 interior angles in a triangle; therefore no two angles in a triangle can ever be supplemental whether it is a right triangle or not.

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