# Corresponding Angles Definition

When **two lines** are cut by a **single line**, the **angles** at the **same corners** will be termed **Corresponding Angles**. For example, in the following image, **b** and **f** are two corresponding angles.

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The **line** that **cuts** the lines is called the **Transversal line**. It can have **any direction** or make any **angle** with those lines. The lines can either be **parallel** or **non-parallel**. If the **lines** are **parallel**, the **corresponding angles** will be **equal**.

**Note:**

Read about **Transversal lines** and Parallel lines here.

## Tips to find corresponding angles

To **find** corresponding angles, you can split the lines into **multiple shapes**. First, you can consider the **upper portion** of both lines to **compare** the angles. The **angle** at the **left side** of the **transversal line** on **Line 1** will be **corresponding** to the angle at the left side of the **transversal line** on **Line 2**.

Similarly, you can **compare** all **eight** angles formed by the **line** on the given **two lines**. It is the easiest method to do so as you can split the whole figure into separate parts to find corresponding angles.

### Significance of corresponding angles

In **Geometry**, Corresponding angles have great importance. It has become the **base** of multiple rules related to **Triangles, circles**, and **Rectangles**.

**Note:**

Read about **Triangle**, Circles, and **Rectangles** here.

### What is the opposite of corresponding angles?

Like corresponding angles, some **angles** are also at **opposite corners** when two lines are cut by the **same line**. Those angles are called **Alternate angles** and are considered **opposite** to **corresponding angles**.

**Note:**

You can read about **Alternate Angles** here.

### FAQ's

**Can corresponding angles be supplementary?**

Yes, corresponding angles can be supplementary.

**Can non-parallel lines make corresponding angles?**

Yes, corresponding angles can be made from non-parallel lines too.

**What are alternate angles?**

Angles at the opposite corners of the lines when two lines are cut by the same line are called alternate angles.

**Can corresponding angles be right angles?**

Yes, if the transversal line is perpendicular to both lines, the corresponding angles will be the right angle.