How to Find Measure of a Angle

By Carter McBride; Updated April 24, 2017
Protractor

Measuring an angle can require simple mathematical equations or more complex geometry. To measure an angle, you need a protractor. In the measurement, you will be dealing with the vertex of the angle, which is where the two lines meet to form the angle. Angles are measured in degrees.

Place the center of the protractor on the vertex of the angle. The center of the protractor is usually designated by a plus sign.

Align the protractor so one line is parallel with the bottom of the protractor. That will align one line of the angle with the plus sign on the protractor.

Find the measurement at which the other line of the angle bisects the half-moon part of the protractor. That number is the degree of the angle.

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Carter McBride started writing in 2007 with CMBA's IP section. He has written for Bureau of National Affairs, Inc and various websites. He received a CALI Award for The Actual Impact of MasterCard's Initial Public Offering in 2008. McBride is an attorney with a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Connecticut.