## Elementary Algebra

Let X represent one of the angles. The other one is 6° smaller than twice the other angle. Twice the other angle means 2 $\times$ X = 2X. 6° smaller than twice the other angle means 2X - 6. Since the sum of two complementary angles is 90°, one of the angles is X and the other 2X - 6. This lets us set up the following equation: X + 2X - 6 = 90 3X - 6 = 90 Add 6 to both sides 3X = 96 Divide both sides by 3 X = 32 Since X = 32, the first angle is 32°, while the second angle is 2 $\times$ 32 - 6 = 58°