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Hello Kelly,


   I will take a shot at helping you. ;)

An example of two adjacent angles would be bisecting a 90 degree angle. Picture or draw a 90 degree angle. Then starting at the point of the angle(Vertex) draw a line outward dividing the angle into two angles. Now you have two adjacent angles. Adjacent meaning they are side by side. 

If you were to bisect the 90 degree angle evenly, you would have two angles equal to 45 degrees. ;)


Vertical Angles:


    The easiest way to envision vertical angles would be to think of a pair of scissors.  When you open up the scissors you form two sets of vertical angles. 

    The two finger holes form an angle that is equal to the angle of the two blades. These two angles are vertical angles.

   Consequently on each side, the handle and blade would form an angle that can be paired with the other handle and blade making another set of vertical angles.

   Another way to describe this would be the letter "X".

    The top and bottom are vertical angles and the left and right side form vertical angles.



 I hope this helps you :)


Adjacent angles are attached and share one side. Draw an example of a 90 degree angle and then draw another line from the vertex out dividing the 90 into two 45 degree angles. The two angles formed are adjacent because the share a common line in the center.

Vertical angles do not share any common sides. Draw a pair of lines that cross forming an "X". The angles that "point" at each other are opposite or vertical angles. If you start at the top and number them clockwise, the angles numbered 1 and 3 are vertical to each other and the angles numbered 2 and 4 are also vertical angles.

1 and 2 would be adjacent because they share one of the lines as a common side.

Gary K.