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# How Many Degrees In A Sphere?

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• #838830 - 14 years ago

Isnt there an infinite amount of degrees in a sphere?

• #839103 - 14 years ago

No, that'd be like saying there's 12 inches in a foot, so there's an infinite number of inches in a cube.

• #841702 - 14 years ago

if we were to use the term square degrees, then one would calculate the the number of them as follows:

1) Using a previous statement that one would find coordinates on a sphere by some measurement 360 degrees in one direction, and 180 degrees perpendicular to that. (Spherical Coordinates).

2) We then should switch degrees to radians for mathematical purity, so that's 2(pi) one way and (pi) the other way.

3) This results in 2(pi)^2

4) Then use the conversion twice to get degrees squared.

5) We get the answer to be 64800 degrees squared. this is the answer that cryptohex1 got on page 1.

• #3380131 - 13 years ago

oi. You people make this more complex than it needs to be. A circle has 360 degrees, you can rotate it on an axis for 360 degrees before it overlaps, and if you rotate it from a different axis, its overlapping the same degrees again, so the answer is 360^2, or 129600.

• #3385164 - 13 years ago

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• #3385590 - 13 years ago

Or maybe the answer is N/A since degrees are a 2 dementional messure and a sphere is a 3 dementional object..

basically like asking how far away something is in pounds.