Complementary Angles: Definition, Theorem & Examples


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Which of the following is the definition of complementary?

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1. Angle ABC measures 12 degrees. What is the measure of an angle complementary to angle ABC?

2. Which of the following is NOT a pair of complementary angles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz asks you to recall not just what complementary angles are, but also how to calculate them. You'll also need to know about some theorems that pertain directly to them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This complementary angle quiz allows you to test your ability to:

  • Define complementary
  • Calculate the complementary angle of a given angle
  • Understand what is and is not an example of complementary angles
  • Understand theorems relating to complementary angles

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most relevant information from the lesson on complementary angles
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider whether given angles are complementary or not
  • Problem solving - calculate an angle when given one that's complementary to it
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge of complementary angles that you've acquired

Additional Learning

The lesson called Complementary Angles: Definition, Theorem & Examples covers the following objectives for those looking to learn more:

  • Examine the qualities of complementary angles
  • Review visual examples of these angles
  • Explain theorems about complementary angles