



 
Hi Michael, One degree is 60 minutes and one second is 60 minutes which is $60 \times 60 = 3600$ degrees. Hence \[0.2 \mbox{ degrees } 17 \mbox{ minutes } 27 \mbox{ seconds } = 0.2 + \frac{17}{60} + \frac{27}{3600} \mbox{ degrees.}\] I hope this helps,  


Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and the Imperial Oil Foundation. 