# How do you write the degree measure over 360 to find the fraction of the circle given 120^circ?

May 11, 2017

$\frac{1}{3}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{expressed as a fraction out of } {360}^{\circ}$

$\text{then " 120^@" is " 120/360=1/3" of the circle}$

Jun 14, 2017

${120}^{\circ} / {360}^{\circ} = \frac{1}{3} \text{of the circle}$

#### Explanation:

All you need to do is put ${120}^{\circ}$ over ${360}^{\circ}$ and then simplify the fraction to obtain the fraction of the circle of which ${120}^{\circ}$ occupies:

${120}^{\circ} / {360}^{\circ} = \frac{1}{3}$