# How do you find the reference angle for the angle 696degrees?

Reference angle: ${24}^{\circ}$
The reference angle, ${\theta}_{r}$, of a general angle, $\theta$, is the angle between the X-axis and $\theta$
From the diagram (above) the reference angle for ${696}^{\circ}$ is
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} \left\mid {720}^{\circ} - {696}^{\circ} \right\mid = {24}^{\circ}$