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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