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    what is angle in degrees, minutes and seconds of 0.0015
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    0.0015 what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESANANE View Post
    what is angle in degrees, minutes and seconds of 0.0015
    Radians? If so it would be .0015\cdot\frac{180}{\pi}\approx{.086^{\circ}}

    Do you know how to get minutes and seconsd from taht?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESANANE View Post
    what is angle in degrees, minutes and seconds of 0.0015
    I forget the process on how to do it, but the calculator gives that .0015 in DMS is 0^{\circ} 5'9.397''.

    Hope that this somewhat helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L T521 View Post
    I forget the process on how to do it, but the calculator gives that .0015 in DMS is 0^{\circ} 5'9.397''.

    Hope that this somewhat helps!
    Sorry, I'm wrong, but I figured out what we need to do.

    Since .0015 is in degrees, we want to convert it to DMS.

    Here are somethings we should know before converting:

    In a full circle there are 360 degrees. Each degree is split up into 60 parts, each part being 1/60 of a degree. These parts are called minutes. Each minute is split up into 60 parts, each part being 1/60 of a minute. These parts are called seconds.(source: Degrees, Minutes, Seconds)

    Let's see how many degrees there are in .0015 degrees:

    rounding, we get 0, thus we state that it is 0^{\circ}.

    Now let's see how many minutes are in .0015 degrees:

    .0015\times 60=.09

    This is very small, so we say that it is 0 minutes:

    we now have: 0^{\circ}0'

    Now, let's see how many seconds are there in .0015 degrees:

    .0015\times 3600=5.4

    Thus, .0015 degrees in DMS is \color{red}\boxed{0^{\circ}0'5.4''}

    Hope this makes sense!
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