Suppose that ABCD is cyclic quadrilateral then are opposite angles.
An inscribed angle is one-half the measure of its intercepted arc.
The union of the arcs is the entire circle.
So what is the sum of the measures of the two opposite angles.
Hi
I was wondering if anyone could please show me how to prove the theorem: opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary. I know the way using:
Let be x.
= 2x (the angle at the centre of a circle is twice the angle at the circumference standing on the same arc DB)
360 = 2x + reflex (angle sum of point O equals 360)
reflex = 360-2x
= 180-x (the angle at the centre of a circle is twice the angle at the circumference standing on the same arc DB)
+ = x + 180 - x
+ = 180
However, I have not gotten up to the stage of proving (the angle at the centre of a circle is twice...). Could someone please show me an alternative way?
Thanx a lot!