Definitions for **"Complementary angles"**

Two angles are called complementary is they add up to 90o. E.g. two acute angles in a right triangle are complementary.

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Two angles that add to give 90°, such as the two non-right angles in a right triangle, or the two angles on either side of a line that bisects a right angle. In the image to the right, lines AP and BP create a right angle. CP bisects this right angle. Angles and 2 are complementary, since they add to give 90°. See this link to Math League for more information on complementary angles.