# How do you find the reference angle for 290 degrees?

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Apr 22, 2015

http://www.mathopenref.com/reference-angle.html

Definition: The smallest angle that the terminal side of a given angle makes with the x-axis.

Assuming a base side for the angle along the X-axis, the reference angle is the smallest acute angle as measured from the X-axis

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(yes; I know this is not technically an acute angle, but it is the smallest positive angle).