If the sides of a triangle are produced in order, prove that the sum of the exterior angles so formed is equal to four right angles.

Question:

If the sides of a triangle are produced in order, prove that the sum of the exterior angles so formed is equal to four right angles.

Solution:

Side BC of triangle ABC is produced to D.

$\angle A C D=\angle B+\angle A \ldots(i)$

Side AC of triangle ABC is produced to E.

$\angle B A C=\angle B+\angle C \quad \ldots(i)$

And side AB of triangle ABC is produced to F.

$\angle C B F=\angle C+\angle A \quad \ldots($ iii $)$

Adding $(i),(i i)$ and $(i i i)$, we get:

$\angle A C D+\angle B A E+\angle C B F=2(\angle A+\angle B+\angle C)$

$=2(180)^{\circ}$

$=360^{\circ}=4 \times 90^{\circ}=4$ right angle $s$

Hence, the sum of the exterior angles so formed is equal to four right angles.

 

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