# How do you enter an angle in degrees, minutes and seconds on the HP 33s ?

I am trying to find the value of tan(32 degrees 20 minutes 10 seconds) on the HP 33s. I am using the ALG mode and I am in deg.
Any help is appreciated.
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Enter than angle as 32.2010 then press left-shift [->HR] to convert to decimal degrees.

The ->HR function (and the companion ->H.MS are for working in hours-minutes-seconds, but they work just as well for degrees-minutes-seconds.

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