# How to Name an Angle in Four Ways

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It's time we closely examined an angle.

No matter how many angles are there in a diagram, each angle has its own unique name. We use the symbol '∠' followed by the name to represent an angle. The below links have more on how you can label an angle and in how many different ways you can accomplish this task.

1. Label an angle using the vertex and a point from each arm

Label an angle using the vertex and a point from each arm

∠ABC or ∠CBA

Note:

The vertex should go between the two points.

Label an angle using only the vertex

∠B

Note:

When two or more angles share the same vertex, we don't use only the vertex to name the angles.

∠1

Note:

Certain lower-case letters of the English alphabet like a, b, and c, and Greek letters like alpha (α), beta (β), gamma (γ), and theta (θ) are also used to represent angles.

Solved Examples

1. Name this angle.

There are four ways we can name this angle: ∠FGH,∠HGF,∠G,∠1.

2. Locate ∠DBC in the figure.

∠DBC is highlighted in the image below.

Take up the challenge!

The below picture has V as its vertex. The task is for you to identify and name all the angles that can be formed from within the image.

∠PVQ or ∠QVP, ∠QVR or ∠RVQ, and ∠PVR or ∠RVP

Allow your skills to go great guns, using our free printable Naming Angles worksheets.