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anonymous

  • one year ago

what is sin 26 degrees 20 seconds how to calculate this??

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  1. freckles
    • one year ago
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    \[1 \text{ sec}=\frac{1}{60^2} \text{ deg}\]

  2. freckles
    • one year ago
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    so \[20 \text{ sec }=\frac{20}{60^2} \text{ deg }\]

  3. freckles
    • one year ago
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    you can use your calculator to find sin(26+20/60^2 ) make sure you calculator is in deg mod

  4. freckles
    • one year ago
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    and for future reference: \[1 \text{ min }=\frac{1}{60} \text{ deg}\]

  5. freckles
    • one year ago
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    we actually call these arc seconds and arc minutes or I do I think those are the universal terms

  6. e.mccormick
    • one year ago
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    In case you are not sure why freckles did \(60^2\) there: 60 sec = 1 min 60 min = 1 degree So in degrees, 1 second is one 60th of one 60th, or \(\dfrac{1}{60^2}\) of a degree.

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