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    Degree minutes and seconds changed into Decimal?

    How do I change a the following into decimal form? 23 deg. 30' 15"
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    1 degree = 60 minutes
    1 minute = 60 seconds

    23deg 30min 15 sec
    = 23 deg +(30/60) +(15/60/60)
    = 23 +0.5 +0.00417
    = 23.50417 deg ----answer.
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