June 4th, 2018, 03:34 PM  #1 
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Which of the following most resembles the relation between angle and a degree: A) time and a minute, B) milk and a quart, C) area and a square inch. 
June 5th, 2018, 07:04 AM  #2 
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(A)

June 5th, 2018, 01:31 PM  #3 
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(C)

June 5th, 2018, 01:34 PM  #4 
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Just so they're all covered: (B) 
June 5th, 2018, 01:43 PM  #5 
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How about some reasons with these guesses? It's a measurable thing and its unit of measure, I can't figure this out at all. Maybe area, since it's mathematically defined by its unit as an angle is defined by its unit of measure. But that's a stretch. Last edited by Maschke; June 5th, 2018 at 01:54 PM. 
June 5th, 2018, 07:32 PM  #6 
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Choice C introduces a square unit, so choices A and B more closely resemble the angle and degree relationship. A quart could well be used as a measure of substances other than milk, such as water, oil or beer. Also, area and volume are multidimensional. That leaves choice A.

June 5th, 2018, 08:14 PM  #7 
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June 5th, 2018, 08:34 PM  #8 
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Thanks Mr.Fly, you're the only one who agrees with me...

June 5th, 2018, 09:29 PM  #9 
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a minute can be used as a periodic measure of time like degrees can be used as a periodic measure of angle i choose (A) 
June 5th, 2018, 11:12 PM  #10 
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I agree with A) for reasons already stated.


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