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    Wink angles, degrees and minutes

    40degrees 5.217minutes
    41degrees - 40degreee

    what is the answer?
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    Hello, James!

    Simplify: . \frac{40\text{ deg,}\,5.217\text{ min}}{41\text{ deg} - 40\text{ deg}}
    Since 5.217\text{ minutes} \:=\:\frac{5.217}{60} \:=\:0.08695\text{ degrees}.

    . . we have: . \frac{40.08695\text{ deg}}{1\text{ deg}} \;=\;\boxed{40.08695}

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESANANE View Post
    40degrees 5.217minutes
    41degrees - 40degreee

    what is the answer?
    If you are allowed to use your calculator, it's easy to convert degrees and minutes to decimal numbers. If you can give me the model number of your calculator i can look up how yours works.

    40 degrees and 5.217 minutes = 40.08695
    41 degrees - 40 degrees = 1 degree = 1

    = \frac{40.08695}{1}
    Last edited by janvdl; May 31st 2008 at 06:20 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janvdl View Post
    You have already posted this here.
    Please do not double post. It is against the rules.
    While they may be intended to be the same question, that other question is in fact different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESANANE View Post
    40degrees 5.217minutes
    41degrees - 40degreee

    what is the answer?
    Given the nature of the other thread, I suspect that we ought to be asking for context for this question.

    What is the real question that you have arrived at this from?

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