# What is the sum of the measures of the angles of a convex quadrilateral? Will this property hold if the quadrilateral is not convex? (Make a non-convex quadrilateral and try!)

**Solution:**

Let ABCD be a convex quadrilateral. We draw a diagonal AC which divides the quadrilateral into two triangles.

ABCD is a convex quadrilateral made of two triangles ∆ABC and ∆ADC.

We know that the sum of the angles of a triangle is 180 degrees. So:

∠6 + ∠5 + ∠4 = 180° [sum of the angles of ΔABC =180°]

∠1 + ∠2 + ∠3 = 180° [sum of the angles of ΔADC =180°]

Adding we get,

∠6 + ∠5 + ∠4 + ∠1 + ∠2 + ∠3 = 180° +180° = 360°

Hence, the sum of measures of the angles of a convex quadrilateral is 360°. Yes, even if a quadrilateral is not convex then, this property applies.

Let ABCD be a non-convex or a concave quadrilateral. Join BD, which also divides the quadrilateral into two triangles.

Using the angle sum property of a triangle, on triangles ΔABD and ΔBCD

= 180° +180° [sum of angles of triangles ΔABD and ΔBCD]

= 360°

Therefore, the sum of all the interior angles of this quadrilateral will also be 360°.

**☛ Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 3

**Video Solution:**

## What is the sum of the measures of the angles of a convex quadrilateral? Will this property hold if the quadrilateral is not convex?

NCERT Solutions Class 8 Maths Chapter 3 Exercise 3.1 Question 3

**Summary:**

The sum of the measures of the angles of a convex quadrilateral is 360 degrees. This property will hold even if the quadrilateral is not convex.

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