**Much to my chagrin, here are some of the responses I have received over the years.**

*What is a left angle?***1) A left angle is the opposite of a right angle.**

**2) On a clock, 3:00 o'clock is a right angle, but 9:00 o'clock is a left angle.**

**3) A left angle is when the base ray is pointing left instead of right.**

**4)**

**A left angle is 1/2 of a straight angle, like when it is cut into two pieces, only it is the part on the left, not the part on the right.**

**5)**

**A left angle is 1/4 of a circle, but just certain parts. Here is what I mean.**

Now you know why math teachers, at times, want to pull their hair out! Just to set the record straight, in case any of my students are reading this,

**there is no such thing as a left angle**! No matter which way the base ray is pointing, any angle that contains 90

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**.**

__right angle__**Angles: Hands-on Activities**.

## 2 comments :

Left angle is each angle which is not right. I don't know how to say it in English, but in Italian we say it's a "gioco di parole". Bye

I have another one.

After looking at all the "Left angle" things you can buy on ebay; especially USB-cables...

In my opinion, a left angle is the "angle that's left, when you've taken away the correct angle".

-Eg. the angle that's "left"over. :)

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