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What is the number of sides of a regular polygon in which 1/3rd of the sum of exterior angle is equal to the each interior angle ?

(A) 3

(B) 4

(C) 5

(D) 6

(E) 8

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Thanos7 wrote:
What is the number of sides of a regular polygon in which 1/3rd of the sum of exterior angle is equal to the each interior angle ?

(A) 3

(B) 4

(C) 5

(D) 6

(E) 8

sum of interior angles = $$(n-2)*180$$...... so each interior angle = $$\frac{(n-2)*180}{n}$$.
Sum of exterior angles = 360

thus $$\frac{(n-2)*180}{n}=\frac{1}{3}*360.............(n-2)*180=120n..........180n-120n=360......n=6$$.

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chetan2u wrote:
Thanos7 wrote:
What is the number of sides of a regular polygon in which 1/3rd of the sum of exterior angle is equal to the each interior angle ?

(A) 3

(B) 4

(C) 5

(D) 6

(E) 8

sum of interior angles = $$(n-2)*180$$...... so each interior angle = $$\frac{(n-2)*180}{n}$$.
Sum of exterior angles = 360

thus $$\frac{(n-2)*180}{n}=\frac{1}{3}*360.............(n-2)*180=120n..........180n-120n=360......n=6$$.

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How to deduce the sum of exteriors=360?
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chetan2u wrote:
Thanos7 wrote:
What is the number of sides of a regular polygon in which 1/3rd of the sum of exterior angle is equal to the each interior angle ?

(A) 3

(B) 4

(C) 5

(D) 6

(E) 8

sum of interior angles = $$(n-2)*180$$...... so each interior angle = $$\frac{(n-2)*180}{n}$$.
Sum of exterior angles = 360

thus $$\frac{(n-2)*180}{n}=\frac{1}{3}*360.............(n-2)*180=120n..........180n-120n=360......n=6$$.

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chetan2u I may sound silly while asking this-
How to deduce the sum of exteriors=360?

Hi siddreal

Any polygon having n sides will have n angles and when you see each angle , the interior and exterior angles make a straight line and thus are equal to 180.

Therefore sum of all n interior angles and exterior angles is 180*n
But what is the sum of all interior angles of n sides = 180*(n-2)
So Sum of all exterior angles+180(n-2)=180n...
Sum of all exterior angles = 180n-180(n-2)=180n-180n+360=360
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