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#1 2013-03-14 11:25:52

cooljackiec
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Exterior Angles!!

hlep!


One interior angle of a triangle has a measure that is equal to the sum of the measures of the other two angles of the triangle. What is the measure of the smallest exterior angle of the triangle in degrees?


I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something
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#2 2013-03-14 13:11:14

bobbym
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Re: Exterior Angles!!

Hi cooljackiec;

I am getting 90.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#3 2013-03-14 13:47:09

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Re: Exterior Angles!!

Thanks, i get it now.

What is the measure (in degrees) of the smallest interior angle of a triangle in which the exterior angle measures have the ratio 3:4:5?


I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something
lol

#4 2013-03-14 14:20:35

bobbym
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Re: Exterior Angles!!

Hi;

I am getting 30


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#5 2013-03-14 19:45:04

bob bundy
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Re: Exterior Angles!!

hi cooljackiec

The exterior angles of any polygon add up to 360.

3+4+5=12

360/12 = 30

so exteriors are 90:120:150

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

#6 2013-03-15 13:32:58

cooljackiec
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Re: Exterior Angles!!

thanks. i hope it was no trouble for you to solve these problems


I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something
lol

#7 2013-03-15 14:00:35

bobbym
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Re: Exterior Angles!!

Hi;

It is no trouble for me at all. I like solving problems. But I hope you are trying to solve them too.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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