When measuring angles, a second is 1/60th of a minute, and a minute is 1/60th of a degree.

The symbol for second is two tick marks: "

The symbol for minute is one tick mark: '

The symbol for degree is a small circle: °

So we have:

• 1 Degree = 60 Minutes (1° = 60')

• 1 Minute = 60 Seconds (1' = 60")

Example: 32° 30' 10'' is 32 degrees, 30 minutes and 10 seconds

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