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Convert Degree to Minute

Please provide values below to convert degree [°] to minute ['], or vice versa.

From: degree
To: minute
     

Degree

Definition: A degree (symbol: °) is a unit of angular measurement defined by a full rotation of 360 degrees. Because a full rotation equals 2π radians, one degree is equivalent to π/180 radians. Although a degree is not an SI (International System of Units) unit, it is an accepted unit within the SI brochure.

History/origin: The origin of the degree as a unit of rotation and angles is not clear. One of the theories suggests that 360 is readily divisible, has 24 divisors, and is divisible by every number from one to ten, except for seven, making the number 360 a versatile option for use as an angle measure.

Current use: The degree is widely used when referencing angular measures. While the degree might be more prevalent in common usage, and many people have a more practical understanding of angles in terms of degrees, the radian is the preferred measurement of angle for most math applications. This is because the radian is based on the number π which is heavily used throughout mathematics, while the degree is largely based on the arbitrary choice of 360 degrees dividing a circle.

Minute

Definition: A minute (symbol: min) is a unit of time based on the second, the base unit of the International System of Units (SI). It is equal to 60 seconds. Under Coordinated Universal Time, a minute can have a leap second, making the minute equal to 61 rather than 60 seconds.

History/origin: The term "minute" is derived from the Latin "pars minuta prima" which means the "first small part." The minute was originally defined as 1/60 of an hour (60 seconds), based on the average period of Earth's rotation relative to the sun, known as a mean solar day.

Current use: The minute, as a multiple of the second, is used for all manner of measurements of duration, from timing races, measuring cooking or baking times, number of heart beats per minute, to any number of other applications.



Degree to Minute Conversion Table

Degree [°]Minute [']
0.01 °0.6 '
0.1 °6 '
1 °60 '
2 °120 '
3 °180 '
5 °300 '
10 °600 '
20 °1200 '
50 °3000 '
100 °6000 '
1000 °60000 '


How to Convert Degree to Minute

1 ° = 60 '
1 ' = 0.0166666667 °

Example: convert 15 ° to ':
15 ° = 15 × 60 ' = 900 '



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