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Circles: 360 Degrees

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Why is a Circle 360 Degrees? - a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives.

Why is a circle 360 degrees?
What is the origin/basis of the degree measurement? Why is a circle divided into 360 degrees rather than some other number?

Why Is a Circle 360 Degrees?
Why is a circle defined as 360 degrees?

Degrees in a Circle
Why does a circle measure 360 degrees - is there a special reason for this calculation?

Origin of the 360-Degree Circle
Did the Babylonians discover the 360-degree circle?

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