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Hi Dawn;
x=smaller angle
y=larger angle
y=2x-6
 
90=(x)+(2x-6)
Let's combine like terms...
90=3x-6
Let's add 6 to both sides...
90+6=3x-6+6
96=3x
Let's divide both sides by 3...
96/3=(3x)/3
32=x
 
y=2x-6
y=[2(32)]-6
y=64-6
y=58
 
Let's check our work...
Does...
32+58=90
Yes!
 

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