find the complement of an angle that measures 12 degress

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Oct 8th, 2015

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Rule: Two angles are said to be complementary when they add up to 90 degrees.

For example if angles x and y are complementary then

x + y  = 90

Let x = 12 degrees


12 + y =90

y = 90-12

y=78 degrees

y = 78 degrees is complement to x = 12 degrees

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Oct 8th, 2015

Thank you so much! That makes things so much easier!!

Oct 8th, 2015


Oct 8th, 2015

okay, now I have one more question. probably not my last lol. its on interest. the question is: A woman has $27,000. part is invested for 1 year in a certificate of deposit paying 7% interest, and the remaining amount in a cash management fund paying 9%. the total interest on the two investements is $2,110. how much does she invest at each rate?

Oct 8th, 2015

Certificate of deposit                                                                   Cash management fund

-------------------------------                                                               -----------------------------

r=7/100=0.07                                                                               r=9/100=0.09

Amount invested = x                                                                Amount invested = (27000-x)

I_c=interest earned=P *r * t

                                =x * 0.07*1=0.07x                             I_m = (27000-x)*0.09*1=2430-0.09x

Now total interest I = I_c + I_m=2110

0.07x +2430-0.09x = 2110

-0.02x = 2110-2430=-320



Invested $16000 in Certificate of deposit                        Invested =$ 27000-16000 = $ 11000 in cash 

                                                                                         management fund

Please let me know if you need any clarification.   

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