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    solving for exteriors in a triangle

    I have very basic question about Alt. Ext
    if a have a triangle with the hypothenus facing right, and te to legs make a 90degree angle i have one say is X and the exterior is Y how do i find this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaironxxrd View Post
    I have very basic question about Alt. Ext
    if a have a triangle with the hypothenus facing right, and te to legs make a 90degree angle i have one say is X and the exterior is Y how do i find this?
    Huh? What does this even mean? What is X? Is it the length of one of the legs? Is it the 90degree angle? I assume an exterior angle is Y, but which one? Is it the one that forms a linear pair with the right angle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pflo View Post
    Huh? What does this even mean? What is X? Is it the length of one of the legs? Is it the 90degree angle? I assume an exterior angle is Y, but which one? Is it the one that forms a linear pair with the right angle?
    Sorry i understand it now, The Ext angle is the sum of the two non adjacent Int. Angles
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