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Question from Gilbert, a student:

what is a composite angle? please help

Hi Gilbert.

The word composite is an adjective meaning "made up of several parts". So a composite angle is one that is made up of several smaller angles.

Consider this diagram:

composite angle

Angle ABC is a composite angle. It is composed of angles ABD and DBC.

Hope this helps,
Stephen La Rocque.

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