To convert decimal degree to degree, minutes, and seconds, the whole units of degrees will remain the same. Multiply the decimal by . The whole number becomes the minutes.

Multiply by .

Take the remaining decimal and multiply by and take the whole number portion to find the seconds.

Multiply by .

Take the three sets of whole numbers and combine them, using the symbols for degrees , minutes , and seconds .

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