corresponding angles


Definition of Corresponding Angles

  • Corresponding Angles are two congruent angles, both lying on the same side of the transversal and situated the same way on two different parallel lines.

More about Corresponding Angles

  • In the figure shown, l and m are two parallel lines cut by the transversal n.
  • Angles 2 & 6, 4 & 8, 1 & 5, and 3 & 7 are corresponding angles.

Solved Example on Corresponding Angles

How many pairs of corresponding angles are formed when two parallel lines are cut by a transversal?
Choices:
A. 4
B. 6
C. 8
D. 2
Correct Answer: A
Solution:
Step 1: 4 pairs of corresponding angles are formed when two parallel lines are cut by a transversal.

Related Terms for Corresponding Angles

  • Angle
  • Congruent
  • Parallel Lines
  • Transversal