Angles in circles word problems

Practice word problems that involve thinking about angles as part of a circle.

Problem 1: Caterpillar

A caterpillar stands on her head.
How many degrees does the caterpillar need to turn to be upright?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12, space, p, i or 2, slash, 3, space, p, i
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Problem 2: Oven

If Arianna turns the stove dial 135, degree to the right, what setting will the dial be on?
Choose 1 answer:
Choose 1 answer:

Problem 3: Directions

Melissa walks 3 blocks south. Then she turns 45, degree right (clockwise) and walks 1 block.
What direction does Melissa end up facing?
Choose 1 answer:
Choose 1 answer:

Problem 4: Pizza

A pizza is cut into 6 equal slices.
How many 1, degree turns does it take to make 1 slice of pizza?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12, space, p, i or 2, slash, 3, space, p, i
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Challenge problem: Clock

How many degrees does the hour hand on a clock turn between 7, colon, 00 AM to 10, colon, 00 AM?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12, space, p, i or 2, slash, 3, space, p, i
degree