Sphereical Triangle

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I did not know where to post this but I'm posting it here.
I have just been pondering these pass couple days on how would you find the area of a sphereical trangle.
HOW WOULD YOU DO IT?
 

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So a sphereical triangle is an example of non-euclid geometry right?
 
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So a sphereical triangle is an example of non-euclid geometry right?
The geometry of the sphere [the two-dimensional surface of a ball] is an example of a noneuclidean geometry [since the Parallel Postulate doesn't hold]. A triangle on this surface reveals this because the sum of its interior angles is not 180o.
 

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