Exterior angles in polygons were studied in an earlier section,
Interior and Exterior Angles in Polygons.
This section reviews and extends previous results, focusing only on exterior angles in triangles.
If you extend a side in a triangle, then a
linear pair automatically appears.
One of the angles in the linear pair is an angle in the triangle,
and its
supplement
is called an exterior angle of the triangle.
The two angles in the triangle that are not involved in this linear pair are called
the remote interior angles with respect to the exterior angle.
Notice, of course, that exterior angles are outside a triangle, and remote interior angles are inside a triangle.
Here is a precise definition:
An exterior angle has a beautiful relationship to its remote interior angles, as discussed next.
Let
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$\,\Delta ABC\,$ be a triangle.
Extend side $\,\overline{AC}\,$
to obtain an exterior angle where $\,\angle A\,$ and $\,\angle B\,$
are the remote interior angles,
and let $\,\angle E\,$ denote the
exterior angle (see below).
Since [beautiful math coming... please be patient] $\,\angle BCA\,$ and $\,\angle E\,$ are supplements, $\,m\angle BCA +m\angle E = 180^{\circ}\,$.
Since the angles in a triangle sum to [beautiful math coming... please be patient] $\,180^{\circ}\,$, $\,m\angle BCA + m\angle A + m\angle B = 180^{\circ}\,$.
A little bit of algebra then shows that [beautiful math coming... please be patient] $\,m\angle E = m\angle A+m\angle B\,$.
Thus, we have proved the following:
Since an angle in a triangle has strictly positive measure,
it follows immediately that an exterior angle must
be strictly greater than either remote interior angle:
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$$
m\angle E = m\angle A + m\angle B \gt m\angle A\ \ \ \ \ \text{ and }\ \ \ \ \
m\angle E = m\angle A + m\angle B \gt m\angle B
$$
This result is stated as a corollary to the previous theorem:
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