Sumitra Kumari 1 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 25 Points View Profile Sumitra Kumari Level 1 Asked: November 18In: Educations I know that 6°= 1minute but in trigonometry it is said that 1° = 60 minute , explain in detail? Report 1 ✍ Answer Recent Voted Varun Engineer 0 Questions 21 Answers 0 Best Answers 294 Points View Profile Nadeem Level 6 Engineer Added an answer on November 18 at 9:28 pm A degree is traditionally divided into 60 parts called “minutes”, each minute is divided into 60 parts called “seconds”. To distinguish from the time units, which are of course unrelated, you can also call those divisions arc-minutes, and arc-seconds. It is, however, also quite common to just specificy fractions of a degree in decimals, as in, the Earth’s axis is tilted about 23.5 degrees. And we can also say this in Mathematical terms that: 1 degree=60 minutes We also know that : 1 minute=60 seconds it means: 1 degree = (60*60)=3600 seconds It means that minutes are the smaller unit for measurements of angle in “D.M.S system” than the degree and seconds are definitely even smaller than minutes. D.M.S system = Degree, minutes and seconds system 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Share on Google plus ✍ ☞ Can you answer this question? People are searching for a better answer to this question. ☟✍Cancel reply📍💬 You must 🔏 Login or 📝 Register to add a new answer.