Video: Finding the Measure of an Angle Given Its Supplementary Angle’s Measure

Suppose 𝑀𝐸 bisects βˆ π΄π‘€π·, find π‘šβˆ πΈπ‘€πΆ.

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Video Transcript

Suppose 𝑀𝐸 bisects angle 𝐴𝑀𝐷. Find the measure of angle 𝐸𝑀𝐢.

So we are told that 𝑀𝐸 bisects angle 𝐴𝑀𝐷, so it cuts it in half, and we wanna know the measure of angle 𝐸𝑀𝐢. So we’re given the 45 degrees, the measure of angle 𝐢𝑀𝐡. And if it’s 45 degrees, angle 𝐴𝑀𝐷 is 45 degrees. This is because they are vertical angles, and vertical angles are congruent.

So if 𝑀𝐸 bisected that 45-degree angle, it cut 45 degrees in half. So angle 𝐴𝑀𝐸 would be 22.5 degrees and angle 𝐸𝑀𝐷 would be 22.5 degrees. So this is helpful because now we know this portion of the angle that we’re looking for; 𝐸𝑀C is 22.5 degrees.

So now we need to find this remaining portion. Well, if 𝐡𝐷 is a straight line, then it should add to 180 degrees, and we already know this much of it is 45 degrees, so the remaining will be the piece that we need.

So 180 minus 45 would give us 135 degrees, so the angle that we’re looking for, 𝐸𝑀𝐢, will be 135 degrees plus 22.5 degrees. And adding these together, we would get 157.5 degrees, so that would be the measure of angle 𝐸𝑀𝐢.

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