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Alexander and Santiago put five pattern blocks together with one vertex of each block touching, as shown in the diagram at right. Find the measure of the smaller angle of a beige rhombus.  

Your teacher will provide you with a model.

Look at the information below from the Math Box in Lesson 8.3.2.
How are the angles in the diagram similar to the angles in the example?

If two angles have measures that add up to , they are called supplementary angles. For example, in the diagram at right,  and  are supplementary because together they form a straight angle.

3 rays have the same starting point, labeled F. The left ray is horizontal containing the point E, the middle ray slants up and to the right, containing the point G. The right ray is horizontal, containing the point H.

Because all the angles add up to , you can set up the equation:

Combine like terms:

Solve for .