## How do I put a Zenith Angle in my calculator?

1.I am given a zenith angle of 73 (degrees) 17'30"

2. How do I compute (2360/5280)times cos(73 degrees, 17'30") with a ti 89 and a regular scientific calculator?

3. The solution is .446 degrees

Thank you sooo very much.
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 Recognitions: Homework Help have a look at this link: http://id.mind.net/~zona/mmts/trigon.../degMinSec.htm convert to degrees... to convert minutes to degrees divide by 60... so 17' = 17/60 degrees to convert seconds to degrees divide by 3600... 30" = 30/3600 degrees But I don't see where the 0.446 comes from...
 Are you taking astronomy? Is the question about insolation? Can you give the complete question?

## How do I put a Zenith Angle in my calculator?

on most casio and sharp calculators (FX series and DAL series, is what most students use in my part of the world), there is a button that looks like . , ,,
if your angle measurement is set to degrees, you can input DMS measurements like this:
73 (. , ,,) 17 (. , ,,) 30 (. , ,,) and it will do the calculation in DMS. On the casio it returns the andswer in DMS and you must press this button again when it displays the answer to show you in decimal degrees. Hope that helps. I have used a TI89 myself but can't think how it differs. I only have a TI83 to hand and that is very different to a TI89 I think