Sexagesimal Second

Sexagesimal Second

Sexagesimal subunit of measure of angles or arcs of circles that is equal to \(\dfrac{1}{60}\) of a minute.


The symbol for a sexagesimal second is  ”  which means “second.”

  • 1° = 60′ , which is read “one degree is equal to 60 minutes.”
  • 1′ = 60” , which is read, “one minute is equal to 60 seconds.”

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