# Adding Degrees Minutes Seconds

1. Sep 29, 2015

### coolguy16

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

(42°12'13'')+(59°56'15'')+(257°51'35'')
2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
42°12'13''
59°56'15''
257°51'35''
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358°228'63''
+3° +1' -60''
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361°229'3''
-180'
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361°49'3''

The answer is 360°0'3''
Where did I go wrong?

2. Sep 29, 2015

### phyzguy

12 + 56 + 51 isn't 228.

3. Sep 29, 2015

### coolguy16

Wow thank you. It's been a long day. Can't believe i missed that. Lol

4. Sep 29, 2015

### Staff: Mentor

Please don't delete your post:
add these together:
deg = 42 mins= 12 secs= 13
deg = 59 mins= 56 secs= 15
deg =257 mins= 51 secs= 35
totals:
deg =358 mins=119 secs=305
Divide seconds by 60 -> that result is added to minutes, with remainder in seconds
we get 5 minutes and 5 seconds leftover
deg =358 mins=124 secs=5
Divide minutes by 60 -> that result is added to degrees, with remainder in minutes
we get 2 degrees and 4 minutes leftover
deg =360 mins=4 secs=5

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