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Also, we see that ω and α are complementary angles, so α = 90  ω. For the same reason, φ= 90  μ. When we substitute this into the first equation, we get:
We also know that the other triangle's angles add to 180 degrees: θ + μ + ω = 180. So ω = 180  μ  θ. Substituting this into the previous equation gives:
Solve for β. Cheers,  


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