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Convert degrees-minutes-seconds to decimal degrees using the free power calc app on my S6 phone

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I see the keys to do this but I can't get them to work. I work with angles all the time in my job and need to use trig which requires me to convert degrees minutes and seconds to decimal degrees and from decimal degrees back to degrees minutes and seconds. How do I do this on my app?

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You can use the following information in order to convert the data you have to the decimal degrees.

Ways to calculate:

One degree is equal to 60 minutes and equal to 3600 seconds:
1º = 60' = 3600"
One minute is equal to 1/60 degrees:
1' = (1/60)º = 0.01666667º
One second is equal to 1/3600 degrees:
1" = (1/3600)º = 2.77778e-4º = 0.000277778º
For angle with d integer degrees m minutes and s seconds:
dº m' s"
The decimal degrees dd is equal to:
dd = d + m/60 + s/3600

You can apply the above data to your and get the results.

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