Hi, I posted a very similar question yesterday, I understand the steps for that one now (Thank you Cphill!) but I am really lost as how to approach this one. Yesterday the question was asking for the measure of angle t, and your explanation was well done, but unfortunately this one is trickier for me. Please help! (sorry for constantly asking, i'm learning.)
Actually....this one is a liitle easier.....
If you can envision this
Let's call the vertex of the 73° angle "A," and from here, "travel" up to the vertex of angle z
Let us call the vertex of this angle "B"
And from this vertex "travel' up to the vertex of the 131° angle....let's call this vertex "C"
Now....from this vertex "travel" over to the vertex of the 42° angle
Let's call this vertex "D"
Now....from this vertex, "travel" back to "A"
So.....we have a quadrilateral ABCD
And the sum of the interior angles of a quadrilateral = 360°
So....this implies that
Measure of A + Measure of B + Measure of C + Measure of D = 360
So we have
73 + z + 131 + 42 = 360 simplify
246 + z = 360 subtract 246 from both sides
z = 114°
Don't worry about asking too many questions.. sometimes..it's the only way to learn....!!!