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Homework Help: Geometry (calculating degrees,minutes)

  1. Nov 26, 2005 #1
    this might be a simple question
    but i do not know how to convert degrees to degrees,minutes
    say if i have
    74.39 degrees it converts to 74 degrees 24 minutes
    i do know that
    1 minute = 1/60 degrees..... please help
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2005 #2

    Gokul43201

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    74.39 deg = 74 deg + 0.39 deg

    0.39 deg = 0.39 deg * 60 min/deg = 23.4 min = 23 min + 0.4 min

    0.4 min = 0.4 min * 60sec/min = 24 sec

    So, 74.39 deg = 74 deg 23 min 24 sec

    PS : This would go in Precalc Math.
     
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