My name is Monica I am a 12th grade student. My problem is in geometry.

Given: ABCD is a square; AX is perpendicular to BY
Prove: Angle 1 is congruent to Angle 3

Hi Monica,

Label the point of intersection of AX and BY as P, as in the diagram below.

Since triangle ABP is a right angle triangle, and the three angles in any triangle sum to 180o, angle ABP + angle 1 = 90o. Since angle ABX is a right angle, angle ABP + angle 3 = 90o. Thus angle 1 = angle 3.

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