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# geometry question.

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Regular pentagon ABCDE and regular hexagon AEFGHI are drawn on opposite sides of line segment AE such that they are coplanar. What is the degree measure of exterior angle DEF?

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May 28, 2020

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Regular pentagon ABCDE and regular hexagon AEFGHI are drawn on opposite sides of line segment AE such that they are coplanar.

What is the degree measure of exterior angle DEF?

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$$\begin{array}{|rcll|} \hline \angle DEA &=& \dfrac{(5-2)*180^\circ}{5} \\ \angle DEA &=& \dfrac{3*180^\circ}{5} \\ \angle DEA &=& 3*36^\circ \\ \mathbf{\angle DEA} &=& \mathbf{108^\circ} \\\\ \angle AEF &=& \dfrac{(6-2)*180^\circ}{6} \\ \angle AEF &=& \dfrac{4*180^\circ}{6} \\ \angle AEF &=& 4*30^\circ \\ \mathbf{\angle AEF} &=& \mathbf{120^\circ} \\\\ \angle DEF &=& 360^\circ - \angle DEA - \angle AEF \\ \angle DEF &=& 360^\circ - 108^\circ - 120^\circ \\ \angle DEF &=& 360^\circ - 108^\circ - 120^\circ \\ \angle DEF &=& 360^\circ - 228^\circ \\ \mathbf{\angle DEF} &=& \mathbf{132^\circ} \\ \hline \end{array}$$

May 28, 2020
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:o wow that helped a lot! I did not think that they would be coplanar...

Thanks!!

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