Degree is used for measuring angles

 

Angle around a point is 360 degrees i.e. 360°

Symbol for degree is °

 

Angle around a point is 360 degrees.jpg

Now,

60 minutes is equal to 1 degree

60 minutes = 1°

60’ = 1°

1’ = 1/60 °

 

And

60 seconds is equal 1 minute

60 seconds = 1’

60’’  = 1’

1’’ = 1/60 ‘

 

Some common angles are

What is degree, minutes and seconds? - Part 2

 

What is degree, minutes and seconds? - Part 3

Note

Angles are positive when it is measured anti-clockwise

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Degree is used for measuring angles Angle around a point is 360 degrees i.e. 360 Symbol for degree is Now, 60 minutes is equal to 1 degree 60 minutes = 1 60 = 1 1 = 1/60 And 60 seconds is equal 1 minute 60 seconds = 1 60 = 1 1 = 1/60 Some common angles are Note Angles are positive when it is measured anti-clockwise

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