Missing Angles in a Quadrilateral - Lesson Topic Index | Grade 7 Math | Intermediate Test Prep | StudyZone

It is often possible to find a missing angle when given some of the angles of a quadrilateral.

It is important to remember that the sum of the
angles of any quadrilateral is 360
º.

 The two acute angles of a parallelogram are each 45º.  What is the angle measure of each obtuse angle? If the sum of the angles of the parallelogram is 360º, and the sum of the two acute angles is 90º, we have 270º left between the two obtuse angles.  When we divide the 270º between the two obtuse angles, each angle's measure is 135º.

 The two obtuse angles of this trapezoid are each 117º.  What is the angle measure of each acute angle? The sum of the angles of the trapezoid is 360º.  The sum of the two obtuse angles is 234º, leaving 126º between the two acute angles.  126º divided by 2 equals 63º for each acute angle.

 In this trapezium, the two acute angles have measures of 35º and 70º.  If one obtuse angle measures 145º, what is the angle measure of the second obtuse angle?  The sum of the angles of the trapezium is 360º.  The sum of the three given angles is 250º.  This leaves 110º for the fourth angle measure.

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