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  1. #1 Conversion 
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    I feel dumb for having to ask this, but oh well. This is not homework - I'm studying for a final.

    When converting from a Degrees-Minutes-Seconds coordinate system to a Decimal Degrees system, the conversion is simply D+M/60+S/3600. To convert from DD to DMS you leave the integral part of the number, then do, for example, . So you do to get 2625.12, then take , which gives you the minutes, but how do you recover the seconds? I know it's simple but I'm having one of those moments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexP
    I feel dumb for having to ask this, but oh well. This is not homework - I'm studying for a final.

    When converting from a Degrees-Minutes-Seconds coordinate system to a Decimal Degrees system, the conversion is simply D+M/60+S/3600. To convert from DD to DMS you leave the integral part of the number, then do, for example, . So you do to get 2625.12, then take , which gives you the minutes, but how do you recover the seconds? I know it's simple but I'm having one of those moments.
    1. I don't understand why you multiply by 3600 and then divide by 60 instead of simply multyplying by 60.
    2. Then do the same thing again, it's 43M and 0.752*60S
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