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Convert Degrees and Minutes to Decimals

In this worksheet, students convert angles given in degrees and minutes to angles in decimal format.

'Convert Degrees and Minutes to Decimals' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Standard Units of Measure

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

An angle of 1º can be divided into 60 equal parts. 

Each of these parts is known as 1 minute (1').

So 60' = 1º

 

Example

Convert 42º 14' into an angle in decimal format to 2 decimal places.

 

Answer

14' = 14/60 degrees.

Use a calculator to work out 14 ÷ 60 = 0.2333333...

So 42º 14' = 42.23333333º... = 42.23º (to 2 dp)

 

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