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## What is the rule for a 180 rotation does it matter if it is clockwise or counterclockwise?

Yes, the formula for a 180° rotation about the origin is **the same for both clockwise and counterclockwise**. This is because a 180° rotation…

## Is clockwise left or right?

**Clockwise involves a turn to the right**, following the direction of the hands of a clock. It is a negative rotation direction. Anticlockwise involves a turn to the left, against the direction of a clock’s hands.

## Is clockwise rotation positive or negative?

Counterclockwise is the positive rotation direction and **clockwise is the negative direction**. For example, a torque that rotates an object counterclockwise is a positive torque (see figure 6 below).

## What is a 90 degree rotation clockwise?

Answer: To rotate the figure 90 degrees clockwise about a point, **every point(x,y) will rotate to (y, -x)**. Let’s understand the rotation of 90 degrees clockwise about a point visually.

## Do you need to know which direction to rotate when you go 180 about the origin?

Rule. When we rotate a figure of 180 degrees about the origin either in the **clockwise or counterclockwise direction**, each point of the given figure has to be changed from (x, y) to (-x, -y) and graph the rotated figure.