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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rosyth Sch 2007 PSLE Math Prelim Q39

Find the sum of the six marked angles in the diagram.

The sum of the all the angles in the triangle in the centre is 180 degrees. The sum of all the 3 angles outside the centre triangle, in the figure above is therefore also 180 degrees (opposite angles).

The sum of all the six marked angles is hence,

Sum of marked angles in 1 triangle ----- 180 degrees
Sum of marked angles in 3 triangles ----- 180 degrees x 3 = 540 degrees
Sum of 6 marked angles ----- (540 – 180) degrees = 360 degrees

Answer: 360 degrees

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