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" The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, &c. "
The First Six Books: Together with the Eleventh and Twelfth - Page 483
by Euclid - 1781 - 520 pages
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Harper's School Geography: With Maps and Illustrations

Geography - 1885 - 136 pages
...Every circle is divided into 360 equal parts called degrees ; each degree is divided И" m' ... into GO equal parts called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. The smaller the circle, the short- 18g er are the degrees. Degrees DECREES OF THE CIRCLE....
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A Grammar Shcool Arithmetic

George Albert Wentworth - Arithmetic - 1886 - 372 pages
...about a point in a plane is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees. Each degree is subdivided into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Likewise the circumference of a circle is divided into 3GO equal arcs, each corresponding...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: With Applications in Mensuration

Charles Davies - Geometry - 1886 - 324 pages
...for the measure. ment of angles. For this purpose it is divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal pans called second s. The degrees, minutes, and seconds are marked thus ' " ; and 9 18' 16", are...
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The Field Engineer: a Handy Book of Practice in the Survey, Location, and ...

William Findlay Shunk - Railroad engineering - 1886 - 325 pages
...inclndes one-quarter of the circle, and is the measure of a right angle. Each degree is further divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds are denoted by the symbols , 1, ": thus the expression 7...
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The American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation and ...

Nathaniel Bowditch - Nautical astronomy - 1888 - 647 pages
...CAG. Nate. All circles, whether great or small, are supposed to have their circumference divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree...minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and so on into thirds, fourths, Jtc. ; and an arc is said to be of as many degrees as it...
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Elementary Synthetic Geometry of the Point, Line and Circle in the Plane

Nathan Fellowes Dupuis - Geometry - 1889 - 294 pages
...practical purposes the right angle is divided into 90 equal parts called degrees ; each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. 20 seconds and six-sevenths of a second, follows : — 51 25' 42f . This is denoted as Theorem....
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The Field Engineer: A Handy Book of Practice in the Survey, Location, and ...

William Findlay Shunk - Railroad engineering - 1890 - 339 pages
...includes one-quarter of the circle, and is the measure of a right angle. Each degree is further divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds are denoted by the symbols , ', ": thus the expression 7...
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The Carpet-dealer's Guide: A Manual of Practical Information on the Art of ...

John H. Macke - Carpet laying - 1891 - 228 pages
...the circumference of a circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. To find the diameter when the circumference is given. RULE. Divide the circumference by 3.1416....
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Mensuration

William Shaffer Hall - Measurement - 1893 - 62 pages
...angle is taken as the unit. A convenient unit is a right angle. The right angle is divided into 90 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60...minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Angles at the centre of a circle have the same ratio as the arcs which are subtended by them...
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The Elementary Arithmetic: Oral and Written

Albert Newton Raub - Arithmetic - 1894 - 192 pages
...AD, is called a Diameter. 129. Every circumference is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. TABLE. 60 seconds (") =1 minute, (' ). 60 minutes = 1 degree, ( ). 30 degrees = 1 sign,...
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