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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

How do I subtract this: 68°14' - 8°15'

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  1. UnkleRhaukus
    • 5 years ago
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    \[60°14' - 8°15'\]\[=59°74' - 8°15'\]\[=51°59'\]

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    ok wasn't sure I could turn it to 74, lol Thought I would have to keep it at 60

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    wait a minute, lol the question is 68°14' minus 8°15'

  4. radar
    • 5 years ago
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    You have to borrow a degree from the 68 which is also 60 minutes so this leaves 67 degree and 74 minutes on top.

  5. radar
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    Now you can proceed with your subtraction.

  6. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    ok then it basic math.

  7. anonymous
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    Thanks.

  8. radar
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    Yes.

  9. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    so then the answer is 59°59'

  10. UnkleRhaukus
    • 5 years ago
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    a degree is 60 minutes \[1°0'=0°60'\]

  11. radar
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    Yes 59 degrees, 59 minutes

  12. UnkleRhaukus
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    isnt it \[51°59'\]?

  13. radar
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    @UnkleRhakus It was 68 degrees 14 minutes I think you thought it was something else.

  14. UnkleRhaukus
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    ah yes i wrote the question down wrong

  15. UnkleRhaukus
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    \[68°14-8°15=59°59'\]

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