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Convert Decimal Angles to Degrees and Minutes

In this worksheet, students revise conversion of angles given in decimal format to angles in degrees and minutes.

'Convert Decimal Angles to Degrees and Minutes' 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



Convert 42.45º  into an angle in degrees and minutes.



Just look at the part after the decimal point i.e. 0.45º

Use a calculator to work out 0.45 × 60 = 27

So 42.45º = 42º 27'

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