## Angle Sum of a Polygon

We all know that for the angle sum of the external angles of a non-concaved polygons is 360. How is/was this derived...
 The sum of the interior angles is $$180n - 360$$. Let a set Q denote n angles whose sum is 180n - 360: $$[ {a_{1}, a_{2} , ... , a_{n} ]$$. For any of these angles, the external angle is equal to $$180 - a_{k}$$. Since there are n angles, the sum of all external angles is $$S = \sum_{k = 1}^{n} 180 - a_{k}$$ S is obviously equal to $$180n - (180n - 360) = 360$$
 But... I see it as; the equation you started with was derived from the fact that the sum of exterior angles equalled 360... If not how was your starting equation derived?

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## Angle Sum of a Polygon

Take any point inside the polygon. Join it to the vertices, to divide the polygon into n triangles.

The sum of the angles in a triangle is 180 (see any basic geometry textbook for a proof of that).

So the sum of the angles in all the triangles = 180n.

The sum of the angles round the interior point = 360.

So the sum of the interior angles if the polygon = 180n - 360.
 Brilliant; thanks for that.