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Here we will learn about** angles around a point**, including the sum of angles around a point, how to find missing angles, and using these angle facts to generate equations and solve problems.

There are also angles around a point worksheets based on Edexcel, AQA and OCR exam questions, along with further guidance on where to go next if you’re still stuck.

**Angles around a point **describes the sum of angles that can be arranged together so that they form a full turn. **Angles around a point add to 360**°.

Let’s look at this visually and take the five angles below:

Rearranging these angles so that they meet at one point or vertex, we get:

The sum of the angles is

Angles around a point are applied to many problem solving style questions including properties of 2D shapes and 3D shapes including right angles, exterior angles, bearings, angles in parallel lines, pie charts, vertically opposite angles, and more.

In order to find missing angles around a point:

**Add all known****angles.****Subtract the angle sum from**360° .**Form and solve the equation.**

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**Add all known angles.**

\[128^{\circ}\]

**2Subtract the angle sum from 360°.**

\[360-128=232^{\circ}\]

\[x=232^{\circ}\]

Calculate the size of angle

**Add all known angles.**

\[151+64+90=305^{\circ}\]

**Subtract the angle sum from 360°. **

\[360-305=55^{\circ}\]

\[x=55^{\circ}\]

A ship is facing East. How far does the ship need to turn in the clockwise direction to face North West?

**Add all known angles.**

The angle between North West and North is a turn of

\[45+90=135^{\circ}\]

**Subtract the angle sum from 360°. **

\[360-135=225^{\circ}\]

\[x=225^{\circ}\]

**Add all known angles.**

The sum of angles in a quadrilateral is equal to

\[16+27+27=70^{\circ}\]

\[360-70^{\circ}=290^{\circ}\]

The reflex angle at ^{o}.

**Subtract the angle sum from 360°. **

\[360-290=70^{\circ}\]

\[c=70^{\circ}\]

The point

**Add all known angles.**

\[8x+4x+5x+8+5x-7+7x+11=29x+12\]

**Form and solve the equation.**

Angles around a point add to

\[4x=412=48^{\circ}\]

\[5x+8=512+8=68^{\circ}\]

\[5x-7=512-7=53^{\circ}\]

\[7x+11=712+11=95^{\circ}\]

\[8x=812=96^{\circ}\]

We can check the solution by adding up the angles:

\[48+68+53+95+96=360^{\circ}\]

Calculate the exact value of

**Add all known angles.**

Using angle facts in parallel lines, we can state other angles in the diagram shown below:

This means we have a point surrounded by angles that we can add together:

\[3x-12+y+2x+21+y=5x+2y+9\]

So,

\[5x+2y+9=360\]

Or:

\[5x+2y=351\]

**Form and solve the equation.**

The vertically opposite angles of

Substituting

\[5\times33+2y=351\\
2y=186\\
y=93^{\circ}\]

**Confusing the sum of angles around a point and angles on a straight line**

The angle sum is remembered incorrectly as

**Incorrectly assuming the diagram is accurately drawn**

The reflex angle in a diagram is incorrectly assumed to be double the other angle around a point.

E.g. in example 1

the reflex angle is calculated as

**Solving equations**

There are many misconceptions around forming and solving equations. See the lesson on forming and solving equations for further information.

**Step by step guide:** Solving equations

**Using a protractor**

When you are asked to calculate a missing angle, a common error is to use a protractor to measure the angle. When using angle facts to determine angles, diagrams are deliberately not drawn to scale unless the angle is

Angles around a point is part of our series of lessons to support revision on angle rules. You may find it helpful to start with the main angle rules lesson for a summary of what to expect, or use the step by step guides below for further detail on individual topics. Other lessons in this series include:

1. Calculate the size of angle x .

x=76^{\circ}

x=256^{\circ}

x=208^{\circ}

x=104^{\circ}

260-104=256^{\circ}

2. Calculate the size of angle x .

x=22^{\circ}

x=24^{\circ}

x=112^{\circ}

x=12^{\circ}

182+90+66=338^{\circ}\\
360-338=22^{\circ}

3. The diagram below shows 3 points on an 8 -point compass.

Chris is standing at point O, facing North West. How far clockwise does he need to turn to face East?

45^{\circ}

225^{\circ}

270^{\circ}

135^{\circ}

The angle between North West and North is a turn of 45^{\circ} . The angle between North and East is equal to 90^{\circ} , so 45+90=135^{\circ} .

4. Calculate the size of angle BOF.

BOF=140^{\circ}

BOF=120^{\circ}

BOF=80^{\circ}

BOF=40^{\circ}

5. The point O is created by five lines meeting at one vertex.

Calculate the size of each angle.

x=25^{\circ}, giving angles 75^{\circ}, 100^{\circ}, 107^{\circ}, 172^{\circ}, 181^{\circ}

x=12.56^{\circ}, giving angles 37.68^{\circ}, 50.24^{\circ}, 44.8^{\circ}, 97.36^{\circ}, 93.92^{\circ}

x=14^{\circ}, giving angles 42^{\circ}, 56^{\circ}, 52^{\circ}, 106^{\circ}, 104^{\circ}

x=10.3^{\circ}, giving angles 30.9^{\circ}, 41.2^{\circ}, 33.5^{\circ}, 83.8^{\circ}, 78.1^{\circ}

6. By using angle facts, calculate the size of angle x .

x=165^{\circ}

x=15^{\circ}

x=345^{\circ}

x=195^{\circ}

Angles on a straight line: 180-95=85^{\circ}

Corresponding angles: 85^{\circ}

Angles on a straight line: 180-100=80^{\circ}

Angles in a triangle: 180-(85+80)=15^{\circ}

Angles around a point: 360-15=345^{\circ}

1. Calculate the size of the angle y .

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90+97=187

**(1)**

360-187=173^{\circ}

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2.

(a) Three regular hexagons are placed in the following format:

Show that each of the 6 triangles that make up one hexagon is an equilateral triangle.

(b) Calculate the size of angle x .

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a)

Regular hexagons have equal side lengths and equal angles

**(1)**

The regular hexagons tessellate so 360\div6=60^{\circ}

**(1)**

Alternate angles are the same at 60^{\circ}

**(1)**

All interior angles equal 60^{\circ}

**(1)**

b)

60+60=120

**(1)**

360-120=240^{\circ}

**(1)**

3. Tim is practicing using a compass. He takes 10 steps on a bearing of 180^{\circ} , followed by 10 steps at a bearing of 090^{\circ} . He then turns 200^{\circ} anticlockwise.

What bearing is he now facing?

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180^{\circ} is South, 090^{\circ} is East

**(1)**

200^{\circ} anticlockwise = 360-200=160^{\circ} clockwise

**(1)**

090+160=250^{\circ}

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You have now learned how to:

- Find unknown angles around a point

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