# Angle Notation

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## Angle Notation

Angle notation is the way of naming them to know which angle we are referring to. When reading the data, it is customary to mark the given angles and the angle that needs to be found. In this way, we can obtain a better visual image that allows us to find the solution in the most efficient way possible. When we want to demonstrate something or express the angles verbally, we must designate them in a correct and clear manner. Besides, correct notation is important and indispensable to avoid errors.

## Test yourself on angle sign !

Name the angle in the figure below:

1. We can name the angle with the letter that defines its vertex.

#### Notation for angles

2. We can name the angle with the letters with which we denote the segments that form the angle, ensuring that the letter corresponding to the vertex is in the middle.

3. We can also name the angle using the vertex letter accompanied by numerical subscripts.

4. Likewise, we can name the angle using Greek letters.

Remember! The main symbol is:

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Before almost all notations, we will draw the main symbol. Next comes the name of the angle.

## The first way of angle notation

We can name the angle with the letter that defines its vertex.
Simply observe which vertex the angle belongs to and write its name next to the main symbol.
When we want to refer to the marked angle, we will indicate it in the following way:

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## The second way of angle notation

We can name the angle with the letters with which we denote the segments that form the angle, ensuring that the letter corresponding to the vertex is in the middle.
What does this mean?
In this example, the indicated angle is formed by the segments $AC$ and $AB$, having its vertex at the point $A$.
Therefore, we can name it in the following way:

As long as the vertex is in the middle of the notation, it will be correct.
You might be wondering why bother and note the three letters?
In certain cases, we will encounter angles that share a vertex and, to distinguish them, we must use the three-letter notation.
How will we distinguish between the pink angle and the green angle?
We will be forced to use the three-letter notation, ensuring that the vertex always remains in the middle.

The notation for the pink angle will be:     $∢ EBA = ∢ABE$
The notation for the green angle will be: $∢ CBE = ∢EBC$

## The third way of angle notation

To name angles we can use numbers.
The angle notation will include the name of its vertex and the number noted inside the angle written as a subscript.
Let's see it in the following example:

The notation for the pink angle will be: $∢A_1$
The notation for the green angle will be: $∢A_2$

Do you know what the answer is?

## The fourth way of angle notation

We can also denote the angle using Greek letters.
Examples of Greek letters:

And we will call them: alpha, beta, and gamma.

The notation for the pink angle will be: $∢α$
The notation for the green angle will be: $∢β$

Now you can name an angle in four different ways!

No matter which way you choose to denote angles, all are equally correct.
Find out if a specific way is required for notation and if not, simply use the one that is most comfortable for you.

## Angle Notation Exercises

### Exercise 1

Question:

What is the angle?

$∢\text{ABC}$ is equal to $90°$.

### Exercise 2

Question:

What type of angle is it?

1. Right angle
2. Acute angle
3. Obtuse angle
4. Straight angle

Solution:

There are 4 types of angles:

Right angle: equal to $90°$

Acute angle: less than $90°$

Obtuse angle: greater than $90°$

Straight angle: equal to $180°$

In this case, we are referring to a right angle which is equal to $90°$

### Exercise 3

Question:

$∢\text{ABC}$ angle equal to $180°$

What type of angle is it?

1. Right angle
2. Acute angle
3. Obtuse angle
4. Straight angle

Solution:

There are 4 types of angles:

Right angle: equal to $90°$

Acute angle: less than $90°$

Obtuse angle: greater than $90°$

Straight angle: equal to $180°$

In this case, we are referring to a straight angle which is equal to $180°$

Do you think you will be able to solve it?

### Exercise 4

Mark the angle of the figure

1. $∢BDG$
2. $∢DGB$
3. $∢DBG$
4. $∢GBD$

Solution:

When marking angles, the middle of the 3 letters represents the vertex of the angle.

$∢\text{BDG}$

### Exercise 5

In the triangle$∆ ABC$, given that $AD$, intersects angle $A$.

Angle $B$ is equal to $35°$ degrees and angle $C$ is equal to $45°$ degrees

Calculate angle $A$

Solution:

Given that: $∢B=35°$

Given that: $∢C=45°$

The sum of the angles in the triangle is equal to $180°$

$(B+C=80°)$

$180-(B+C)=100°$

Given that $AD$ cuts angle $A$ therefore:

$∢CAD+∢DAB=100°$

$∢CAD=\frac{100°}{2}=50°$

$∢CAD=\frac{100°}{2}=50°$

### Exercise 6

Given the isosceles triangle ∆ABC.

$AB=BC$

Calculate the angle ∢ABC and write what type it is.

Solve the following exercise:

Solution:

Given the isosceles triangle $∆ ABC$ $AB=BC$

In the isosceles triangle, the base angles are equal.

Therefore, the angle $∢ABC=45°$ as well

The sum of the angles of a triangle is equal to $180°$

$180°-45°-45°=90°$

$90°$

### Exercise 7

Given the equilateral triangle $\triangle ABC$

What is the value of the angle $∢ACB$?

Solution:

Given the equilateral triangle $∆ ACB$

In an equilateral triangle, all its angles are $60°$.

Therefore, the angle $∢ACB$ is equal to $60°$

$60°$

Do you know what the answer is?

### Exercise 8

Given the triangle $∆ ABC$

Angle $∢A=70°$

$\frac{∢B}{∢C}=\frac{1}{3}$

Calculate the angle $∢C$.

Solution:

We set: $∢α = ∢B$

Therefore: $∢C=32°$

Given that: $\frac{∢B}{∢C}=\frac{1}{3}$

Given that: $A= 70°$

Sum of angles in triangle:

$70°+α+3α=180°$

$110°=42°$ / $:4$

$α=27.5°$

$∢C=3α=82.5°$

## Questions on the topic

What are the angle notations?

There are four angle notations: Using the vertex, using three letters, using letters and subscripts, and using Greek letters.

How to find the notation of an angle?

Using the main symbol, followed by one of the existing notations for angles.

What is the correct way to name an angle?

There is no single way and it depends on the notation being used.

## examples with solutions for angle sign

### Exercise #1

Name the angle in the figure below:

### Step-by-Step Solution

We are looking for an answer where the letter B, which represents the angle in the drawing, is in the middle.

Therefore, answer A is correct since the letter B is in the middle:

$ABC$

$∢\text{ABC}$

### Exercise #2

Name the angle of the figure:



### Step-by-Step Solution

We are looking for an answer where the letter D, which represents the angle in the drawing, is in the middle.

Therefore, answer B is correct since the letter D is in the middle:

$BDK$

$∢\text{BDK}$

### Exercise #3

Mark the angle of the figure:

### Video Solution

$∢\text{ABC}$

### Exercise #4

Mark the angle of the figure:

### Video Solution

$∢\text{BDG}$

### Exercise #5

Mark the angle of the figure:

### Video Solution

$∢\text{CGF}$