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To access the DMS symbols

  1. Turn calculator ON
  2. If you see no icon menus, press the [MENU] key.
  3. Use the arrows to put focus on RUN icon or RUN/MAT for the newer versions, and press [EXE]
  4. Press the [OPTN] key to display tabs in the lower part of the screen.
  5. Use the F6 key to cycle through all the tabs.
  6. Locate the one marked [ANGL] and press the key below it (may be F5).How do you put degrees, minutes and seconds - moz-screenshot.png
Here are two screen captures to show you the contents of screen

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On any calculator, let's convert degrees-minutes-second to degrees and then we will do the reverse.

Let's start with the number of seconds in a minute - 60, so we must take the seconds and divide by 60 to get the number of minutes. Next, add the number of minutes. The number of minutes in a degree is 60, so we take this total and divide by 60. Now we add the number of degrees to get out final answer.

Example: 35 degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds
(32/60 + 50)/60 + 35 = 35.842222 degrees

Just out of interest, let's start with 35.842222 degrees and convert it to degrees-minutes-seconds. We know it is 35 degrees, the whole number. Now we have to determine the minutes and seconds. Start by subtracting 35 to get the decimal 0.842222. Now multiply by 60 to get the number of minutes. I get 50.5332. Subtract 50 from this and multiply again by 60. I get 31.9992, which rounds to 32 seconds.

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How can i convert decimal in degrees, minutes and second

I don't think I have that calculator, but let's work through it with any calculator.

Let's say our heading is 45.3275 degrees. So we know it is 45 degrees, so subtract 45 from the number and multiply by 60, since there are 60 minutes in a degree. I get 19.65. So now we have 45 degrees and 19 minutes. Subtract the 19 minutes to calculate the number of seconds by multiplying the result by 60. I get 39 seconds. Overall, we have 45 degrees, 19 minutes, and 39 seconds.

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How can i convert degrees,minutes and seconds to decimal degrees in a casio fx-82MS

Use the DMS key marked degree, apostrophe, double quotation mark.
Lets us call it [DMS]
To enter an angle in degree minutes seconds or hour, minutes, seconds, type in the number of degrees, press the [DMS] key, enter the number of seconds, press the [DMS] key, enter the number of seconds then the [DMS] key. Press = the calculator displays the value in DMS units. If you press the DMS key again the number displayed is converted to decimal degrees.
Example:enter 12 degrees, 15 minutes, and 25 seconds
12 [DMS]15[DMS]25[DMS] =
Calculator displays 12 deg 15'25"
Press the DMS key again and you see 12.2569444

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How do I use magnitude-angle notation on my fx-115 ES?

Convert the Cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates (r, Theta). The calculator can do that. Press the SHIFT [+] key combination. Calculator will display Pol(. Type in the Cartesian coordinates (x,y), close the right parenthesis and press [=]. The calculator will display the radius r and the angle theta.
If you want to convert from polar to Cartesian coordinates, use the SHIFT [-] (Rec) key combination. Enter the radius and the angle separated by a comma, close the right parenthesis and press [=]
Be careful, the angle unit you use (radian or degree) will affect the result.

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I know how to convert between decimal degress and degrees, minutes, seconds, but how do you enter degrees, minutes, and seconds directly?

Enter it as DD.MMSS and then press 2nd [DMS-DD] to convert it to decimal for further calculations.

For example, to enter 21 degrees 34 minutes 45 seconds, enter 21.3445 then press 2nd [DMS-DD].

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The manual for your calculator can be found here:

To input a sexagesimal value [this is another word for Degrees/Minutes/Seconds], you need to follow the instructions on page E-21 of the manual.
  1. Type in the degrees
  2. Press the "degrees" button. This is located two buttons above the "8" button and looks like the degrees symbol and some commas
  3. Type in the minutes
  4. Press the "degrees" button again.
I hope this was helpful. Good luck!

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I'm using the Casio fx-115ES model. When i try to put in 52 Degrees, 10 minutes, I dont seem to be able to do this. I key in the numbers 52 then hit the "degree, minutes seconds" button and i get the...

When entering the information it only shows the degree symbol. If you press enter or type inthe formula, then the answer will show the Degree, Minutes, and seconds. It seems to be the way it was program by Casio. It still seems to work fine for entering that information

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The conversion from rectangular to polar coordinates requires the calculation of an angle . If the angle unit that the calculator is configured for is different from the one you have in mind, you get (not erroneous results) but unexpected ones.
If the angle unit under [MODE] is radian, the angle you get in the conversion is in radians. Similarly, if the angle unit is degree, the angle obtained after coordinate conversion is in degrees.

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If i want to find coordinates how to put degree and " and ' cant find how to separate these and insert proper coordinated

To convert decimal degrees to minutes and Seconds (i.e DD° MM' SS")

i.e: you have 27.2926 N

You know the DD will be 27
This leaves 0.2926 to express as MM'SS".
.2926 x 60 = 17.556 = MM' = 17'.
This leaves 0.556 minutes to convert to seconds (SS")
0.556 x 60 = 33.36= SS" = 33.36
Therefore: 27.2926° N = 29° 17' 33.36" N

Now to go the other way (and to give some proof to the validity of the above...)
29° 17' 33.36" N
DD°+(MM'/60)+(SS"/3600)= 29°+(17'/60)+(33.36"/3600) =27.2926

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Conversion degree to degree,minute,second

ALL you need to do is use [Action] or [Interactive] menu --->[Transformation] --> [dms] (to convert from degrees, minutes, seconds to (degrees) form) or [toDMS] (for the opposite process).
Good luck, mates!

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