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Homework Help: precalc

Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 8:17pm.

Write a formula for converting a measure of degrees in degrees, minutes, and seconds to a decimal number of degrees. The formula should convert, for example, 39 5 34 to 39.093.

The model includes the assumption that a full degree equals 60 minutes and one minute equals 60 seconds. Use the following symbols:
D = decimal number of degrees
d = whole number of degrees
m = number of minutes
s = number of seconds

A.) D = d + m(60) + s (60)
B.) D = d + m(1/60) + s (1/60)
C.) D = d + m(60) + s (3600)
D.) D = d + m(1/60) + s (1/3600)

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