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No, it's 29 degrees and 38 minutes. A minute is 1/60 of a degree.

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so,, would it mean 29 and 38/60 degree?? how do i solve that? please help me! i am very confused

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Draw a diagram. Use trig.

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**Calcgirl** so,, would it mean 29 and 38/60 degree?? how do i solve that? please help me! i am very confused

... use the $\displaystyle 29^\circ 38' = \left(29 + \frac{38}{60} \right)^\circ$ and your calculator to solve for the height (opposite side of this angle) in the right triangle problem.

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oh thanks! Now i can solve it!

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I could not do that and that is why i posted here

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**Prove It** A minute is 1/60 of a degree.

Fun fact: M**i**nute means "min**u**te." "Second" means second min**u**te part of an hour (or degree), so "m**i**nute" is, in fact, first min**u**te part of an hour.

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**Calcgirl** I could not do that and that is why i posted here

could not do what? be specific.

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Just get its value of 38 min from the tan table.

tan A=P/B

here p=perpendicular

b=base

so tan(29 degree and 38 min)=P/655

In this question we can easily find out the value of tan29 but got 38 we have to check its value from table