# SOLUTION: There is a triangle, with the outer side which equals (3x-18). They give you one remote interior angle which is 30. They want you to find the restrictions on x. I found the answ

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Angles Question 22618: There is a triangle, with the outer side which equals (3x-18). They give you one remote interior angle which is 30. They want you to find the restrictions on x. I found the answer, but i just couldn't understand how to get it. The answer was 16Answer by eclecticist(12)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If you've learned about the theorem that states that any exterior angle of a triangle is greater than any of the 2 remote interior angles, then you can solve this problem. Since you know that the exterior angle has to be greater than the interior angle, you can set up this inequality 3x - 18 > 30 3x > 48 x > 16 However, you also know that the exterior angle can't be 180, or there would be no triangle, but a line. Now you can set up a second inequality. 3x - 18 < 180 3x < 198 x < 66 By combining these two inequalities you obtain the solution, 16 < x < 66