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 Degree of an Angle:  A unit for measuring angles.

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Boats use angles to navigate in the ocean by setting their stearing to a certain number of degrees from North..


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Baseball and softball players swing their bats at different degrees to determine whether they will hit a ground ball, a line drive, or a deep fly ball.

 

The degree of an angle can be measured using a device called a protractor. An example of a protractor is shown below.

A protractor is a tool with markings on it used to measure the degree of an angle.