# How Grade 5 math helped ruin a Money Heist

“Do you think we can catch up with them?” the younger cop in the car asked his partner while chasing the thieves who had just robbed a bank.

“Don’t worry,” said the senior policeman. “They’ll reach the level crossing. The gates will be shut because the 9 pm goods train will pass by. Even they won’t be crazy enough to drive through that.”

Will the cops catch the robbers, or will the gates for the level crossing open to let them escape? Also, why are level crossings like vertical angles?

While we leave the cops on the chase of their lives, let us understand how vertical angles work.

Vertical angles are formed when two lines intersect each other. The roads were two parallel lines in the chase sequence, while the railway crossing was the intersection.

I really draw folk as I see them. Surely it is not my fault that they fall into certain lines and angles.

Aubrey Beardsley

Vertical angles are usually taught when you’re teaching someone the concept of parallel lines. Parallel lines never meet, but imagine a line cutting through the two lines.

If your child is interested in other real-life examples of vertical angles, ask your child to examine a pair of scissors; if you open it to snip something, then the angles that are formed are vertical to each other. Other examples include a traffic junction at a busy street or even the letter ‘x’. Why don’t you look at other similar examples and chart them out?

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