## Upper Level SSAT SAMPLE QUESTION: Angle Measurement

Here’s a SSAT sample question to help you practice the type of Angle Measurement problem you may find on the quantitative section of the Upper Level SSAT.

**What Are Angle Measurements?**

Angles are measured in degrees. Degrees are represented by the symbol °. For example, 45 degrees is expressed 45°. A circle contains 360°. The angles that make up a triangle equal 180°. A square or rectangle is made up of four 90° angles, for a total of 360°. The sum of angles that together form a straight line equals 180°.

**SSAT Sample Question for Angle Measurement**

The sum of the measures of all the angles of a trapezoid equals:

(A) 90°

(B) 180°

(C) 270°

(D) 360°

(E) 540°

**Answer Key:**

(D) 360°

A trapezoid is a quadrilateral, or a four-sided polygon.

Total degrees in a polygon = (number of sides minus 2) times 180.

(4 − 2) × 180

= 360°

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