11.2 Straight line angles


When there are 2 angles on a straight line, i.e.:

So if we know the acute angle is 65°, we can thus determine the obtuse angle as being 180\textdegree-65\textdegree=115\textdegree

These 2 angles, 65° and 115° are called adjacent angles, and are landmarked by a common side. Both the angles have a common side that is “sticking out”, so the angles are thus adjacent.

Angles which add up to 180° are called supplementary angles.

We can thus say that adjacent angles on a straight line are supplementary.