# In the triangle ABC, the outer angle at the vertex B is 40 °, AB = BC. Find the degree measure of the angle C.

August 24, 2021 | education

| A triangle is three points that do not lie on one straight line, connected by segments. In this case, the points are called the vertices of the triangle, and the segments are called its sides.

Since AB = BC, this triangle is isosceles. In an isosceles triangle, the angles at the base are:

∠А = ∠С.

Since the sum of the outer and inner angles of the triangle is 180º, then:

∠В = 180º – φ;

∠В = 180º – 40º = 140º.

Since the sum of all the angles of the triangle is 180º, then:

∠А = ∠С = (180º – ∠В) / 2;

∠А = ∠С = (180º – 140º) / 2 = 40º / 2 = 20º.

Answer: the degree measure of the angle ∠С is equal to 20º.

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