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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, etc. "
Instructions Given in the Drawing School Established by the Dublin Society ... - Page 241
by Joseph Fenn - 1769
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry

Adrien Marie Legendre - Geometry - 1852 - 436 pages
...supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree is supposed to be divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are designated respectively, by the characters ' ". For example,...
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Modern geography simplified, by a member of the society of friends

Modern geography - 1852 - 176 pages
...circle, whether great or small, 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: these are marked by the characters, * ', ": thus 33 52' 28" means 33 degrees 52 minutes and 28 seconds....
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High School Arithemtic: Containing the Elementary and the Higher Principles ...

James B. Dodd - Arithmetic - 1852 - 410 pages
...Circumference of every circle is conceived to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are denoted thus 25 30' 45", 25 deg. 30 min. 45 sec. 395. An Angle...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: With Applications in Mensuration

Charles Davies - Geometry - 1886 - 340 pages
...measurement 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 parts called seconds. The degrees, minutes, and seconds are marked thus ' " ; and 9 18' 16", are read, 9 degrees 18...
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The Decimal System of Numbers: Illustrated and Practically Applied, by a ...

Dana Pond Colburn - Arithmetic - 1852 - 228 pages
...large or small, is supposed to be 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. A degree is to be regarded simply as the 360th part of the circumference of the circle considered....
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Rudimentary Treatise on Arithmetic

John Radford Young - Arithmetic - 1852 - 230 pages
...of course, are longer or shorter, according as the circle is greater or less. Each degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds: the marks for degrees, minutes, and seconds, are a small for degrees, a dash ' for minutes, and...
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High School Arithmetic

James B. Dodd - 1853 - 398 pages
...Circumference of every circle is conceived to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are denoted thus 25o 30' 45", 25 deg. 30 nin. 45 sec. $ 395. An Angle...
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Rudiment: Treatise on Arithmetic, with Key, Volume 2

J. R. Young - 1854 - 254 pages
...of course, are longer or shorter, according as the circle is greater or less. Each degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds: the marks for degrees, minutes, and seconds, are a small for degrees, a dash ' for minutes, and...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry from the Works of A.M. Legendre ...

Charles Davies - Geometry - 1854 - 436 pages
...supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree is supposed to be divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are designated respec• tiively, by the characters ' ". For example,...
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Elements of geometry and mensuration

Thomas Lund - Geometry - 1854 - 522 pages
...the right angle is supposed to be divided into 90 equal angles or parts, called degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Hence a right angle is arithmetically expressed by 90 degrees, usually written thus, 90 ; half a...
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