Posted by Laura on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 2:43pm.
how can we prove that an exterior angle of a triangle has measure equal to the sum of the measures of the 2 interior angles remote from it

geometry  Reiny, Monday, June 22, 2009 at 3:27pm
in triangle ABC extend BC to form the exterior angle at C, call that x
We know angle A + Angle B + angle C = 180
But angle C + x = 180, (by supplementary angle theorem)
so angle A + angle B + angle C = x + angle C
subtract angle C from both sides
angle A + angle B = x, the exterior angle
Therefore, the exterior angle of a triangle has measure equal to the sum of the measures of the 2 interior angles remote from it

geometry  popopo, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 7:39pm
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