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# Is a compass math

Updated: 9/25/2023

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The measurement tool called a compass (a divider caliper, two rods on a hinge) is used for drafting and for measurement of arc distances. It may be considered to be a tool of mathematics, particularly geometry.

The navigational tool called a compass (magnetic compass) determines direction based on the heading compared to the direction of the magnetic north pole and is not likely to be considered to be a tool of mathematics.

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### Is a compass test the same as an ACT?

No, COMPASS is easier but studying to refresh your memory is advised (mostly for math).

### Which math topics are included in the COMPASS test?

geometry algebratrigonometry

### Who invented the math compass?

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### What does a maths compass do?

the compass of math is used in making arcs and circles. with the use of a compass, a person can draw an axact circle where the points on the circle are equidistant from the center.

### What is the a compass in math?

In math a compass is an object used to draw accurate circles and arcs (parts of circles, or curves). In math, a compass is something that makes a circle and it also measures circumference. How to make a circle: A compass either has led in it or you stick a pencil in it, but it depends on what kind of compass it is. If you want to make a big circle, you expand the 2 sides. when you get it to the size you want, you stick it on paper and twirl it around. It may not be a perfect circle but it most likely will be close.

### What is that pointy thing in the math tools?

A compass, a divider, or a sharpened pencil.

### Is an astrolabe a compass?

Its completely different from a compass because compass tell you North, East, West, South etc. A astrolabe helps you also do math and tells you what direction to go in