Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 8 - Geometry - 8.2 Angles and Their Relationships - 8.2 Exercises - Page 542: 16



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To be complementary the sum of the two angles must be equal to 90$^{\circ}$. Since acute angles are less than 90$^{\circ}$ it is possible for them to be complementary. For example 20$^{\circ}$ and 70$^{\circ}$ are both acute and complements of each other since their sum is 90$^{\circ}$.
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