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−  A given [[angle]] <math>\angle ABC</math> also has an external angle bisector, which bisects external angle <math>ABC  +  A given [[angle]] <math>\angle ABC</math> also has an external angle bisector, which bisects external angle <math>ABC</math>: 
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pair A,B,C,D;  pair A,B,C,D;  
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draw(ABCcycle,blue);  draw(ABCcycle,blue);  
draw(CD,blue);  draw(CD,blue);  
−  </asy>  +  dot(A^^B^^C,red); 
+  label("$A$",A,NE);  
+  label("$B$",B,W);  
+  label("$C$",C,E);  
+  </asy>  
−  +  The two angle bisectors are perpendicular to each other and <math>\text{internal angle }A + \text{ external angle }A = 180^\circ.</math>  
== Features of Angle Bisectors ==  == Features of Angle Bisectors == 
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For an angle , the (internal) angle bisector of is the line from B such that the angle between this line and is congruent to the angle between this line and :
A given angle also has an external angle bisector, which bisects external angle :
The two angle bisectors are perpendicular to each other and
Features of Angle Bisectors
 The distances from a point on an angle bisector to both of its sides are equal.
 The angle bisectors are the locus of points which are equidistant from the two sides of the angle.
 A reflection about either angle bisector maps the two sides of the angle to each other.
 In a triangle, the Angle Bisector Theorem gives the ratio in which the angle bisector cuts the opposite side.
 In a triangle, the internal angle bisectors (which are cevians) all intersect at the incenter of the triangle. The internal angle bisector of one angle and the external angle bisectors of the other two angles all intersect at an excenter of the triangle.
 A bisector of an angle can be constructed using a compass and straightedge.

Triangle with incenter I, with angle bisectors (red), incircle (blue), and inradii (green) 
[[Image:Incenter.PNGleftthumb300pxTriangle ABC with incenter I, with angle bisectors (red), [[external angle bisectorincircle (blue), and inradii (green)]]
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