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Degree Minutes Seconds Calculator
Degree Minutes Seconds Calculator is an online tool which converts decimal degrees to degrees (°), minutes ('), seconds (").
What is a Degree Minutes Seconds Calculator?
A Degree Minutes Seconds Calculator is an online tool which converts decimal degrees to degrees (°), minutes ('), seconds ("). You just need to enter the angle in degrees to get your answer in just a click.
How to Use the Degree Minutes Seconds Calculator?
The decimal degrees can be used by following a few simple steps:
- Step 1: Enter the angle in decimal degrees in the input box.
- Step 2: Click on "Convert" to get the answer in Degrees, minutes, seconds.
- Step 3: Click on "Reset" to enter the new values.
How to Convert Decimal Degrees to Degree Minutes Seconds?
The conversion of degrees into degree-minute-seconds can be done with the help of the conversion factor of 60.This is because:
- 1 degree = 60 minutes (60')
- 1 minute = 60 seconds (60'')
The decimal part of a degree is first multiplied by 60 to get the measure in minutes. Then, the decimal part of the minutes is multiplied by 60 to get the measure in seconds.
Let us convert 12.72° into degrees-minutes-seconds.
For this, we first need to take the decimal part for the solution.
0.72° = 0.72 x 60'
= 43' + (0.2 x 60")
Hence, the converted measure of the angle is 12°43'12"
Let us understand more on this, with the following example.
Convert 15.43° into degree-minutes-seonds.
15.43° = 15° + (0.43 x 60')
= 15° + 25.8'
=15° + 25' + (0.8 x 60")
= 15° + 25' + 48''
= 15° 25' 48''
Therefore, the angle in degree-minutes-seconds is 15° 25' 48''.
Now, try the calculator to convert to degree-minute-seconds, for the following values.