What would the measures of  angles showing the following figures be? (13x+5)  degrees and (7x+29) degrees.The answer options would be 57, 60, 52, or 28 degrees, but how do you solve and write the...

What would the measures of  angles showing the following figures be? (13x+5)  degrees and (7x+29) degrees.

The answer options would be 57, 60, 52, or 28 degrees, but how do you solve and write the solution?

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nathanshields eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Since the angles are vertical (I assume), then 13x+5=7x+29.  Solve this by subtracting 7x from both sides:

6x+5=29

6x=24

x=4

Substituting x=4 into each angle you get

13(4)+5 = 57

and

7(4)+29 = 57