Properties of a Triangle
1. Angle Sum Property:
The sum of the measures of the three angles of a triangleis
. Let us prove this property
Let PQR be any triangle. Draw a line
, passing through P. Markthe angles as shown in figure 4-13.Now,
1 3 1 4 5 180
∠ +∠+∠ =∠ +∠ +∠ =
(Linearity property)Therefore, Sum of the angles of a triangle is
(Two right angles). Henceproved.
2. Exterior Angle Property:
In a triangle, the measure of an exterior angle equalsthe sum of the measures of the remote interior angles.