# Why is there 360 degrees in a circle?

**circle**is

**360 degrees**because of the Babylonian's usage of the sexagesimal system, number of days in a year and also because

**360**is highly composite.

People also ask, who first divided the circle into 360?

Timocharis, Aristarchus, Aristillus, Archimedes, and Hipparchus were the **first** Greeks known to **divide the circle** in **360** degrees of 60 arc minutes. Eratosthenes used a simpler sexagesimal system **dividing** a **circle into** 60 parts.

Beside above, are degrees in a circle? **Degree**/Radian **Circle**. In everyone's experience it is usual to measure angles in **degrees**. We learn early in childhood that there are 360 **degrees in a circle**, that there are 90 **degrees** in a right angle, and that the angle of an equilateral triangle contains 60 **degrees**.

Also question is, is a circle a 360 degree angle?

The When and Where of **360 Degrees** As you probably know, these days we humans like to divide a **circle** up into **360** pie-shaped wedges. Each of these wedges contains an **angle** at its vertex, and we say that the size of this **angle** is 1 **degree**.

What degree does a circle have?

360