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Naming Angles

When an angle is presented with three labeled points, the angle would be named using the angle symbol ∠ and the three points written with the vertex in the middle.

The following angle could be correctly named ∠LMN or ∠NML, because in each case the vertex point is in the middle of the name.
Naming Angles

Writing the points in alphabetical order is not a requirement and will not necessarily be correct in all cases, depending on the letter name of the vertex. The following angle could be named ∠BAC or ∠CAB. Writing the points in alphabetical order (∠ABC) in this case would be incorrect, as the vertex would not be in the middle.

Naming Angles

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Naming angles using the three letter system

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