# Exterior Angles of Polygons

### The Exterior Angle is the angle between any side of a shape,

and a line extended from the next side.

Note: when we add up the Interior Angle and Exterior Angle we get a straight line, 180°. (See Supplementary Angles)

## Polygons

A Polygon is any flat shape with straight sides

The Exterior Angles of a Polygon add up to 360°

In other words the exterior angles add up to **one full revolution**.

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*(Exercise: try this with a square, then with some interesting polygon you invent yourself.)*

Note: This rule only works for simple polygons.

Here is another way to think about it: Each lines changes direction until we eventually get back to the start: |