By David Gans

ISBN-10: 0122748506

ISBN-13: 9780122748509

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Proof. Consider any triangle ABC (Fig. Ill, 16) and a variable point D between A and B. Let D approach A. Then ^ADC approaches ^EAC, and -\$:ACD becomes arbitrarily small in value (§2, Property 15). Hence the angle-sum of triangle ADC gets arbitrarily close to the value of ^EAC + ZCAB, which is 180°. E A D B Fig. Ill, 16 Keeping in mind that the term "quadrilatéral" always means a convex quadrilateral for us and that the line joining two nonadjacent vertices of such a quadrilateral subdivides the angles at those vertices (§2, Property 10), we can easily obtain the following corollary of Theorem 42.

10. Does Theorem 46 hold in Euclidean geometry? Justify your answer. QUADRILATERALS ASSOCIATED WITH A TRIANGLE Each side of any given triangle ABC is the summit of a certain Saccheri quadrilateral having an important relation to the triangle. Consider side BC in Fig. Ill, 22, for example. Let D, E be the midpoints of the other sides, B C Fig. Ill, 22 and let F9 G, H be the projections of A, B, C on line DE. Triangles A DF, BDG are congruent by angle-angle-side (Theo. 26), and so are triangles AEF, CEH.

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