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The smallest angle in a triangle is one-third of the largest angle. The third angle is 10 more than the smallest one. Find the measure of all 3 angles.

Hi there.

Remember in every triangle, the sum of the angles adds to 180 degrees. So let us call the smallest angle's measure "A". The largest angle is 3A and the third angle is A+10.

So A + 3A + (A + 10) = 180.

Can you solve the problem now?

Stephen La Rocque.>

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