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A square has 360 degrees, if you measure the degrees on the outside,

  1. Jul 12, 2003 #1
    A square has 360 degrees, if you measure the degrees on the outside, what degree do you get?
     
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  3. Jul 13, 2003 #2
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    Each external angle of a square is 270 degrees. So, the total is 270*4 = 1080 degrees.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2003 #3
    thats what i came to as well, however, the outside degrees overlap eachother... so sets of 90 degrees would be cancelled out... in cancelling out the overlaps, i come to 720... is that what you come to?
     
  5. Jul 14, 2003 #4
    Can u explain what u mean by "angles cancel up" ? and how you came up with the 720 result ?
    Thanks !
     
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