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    Re: Why 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day?
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2007 Mar 11, 11:56 +1100

     Nicol�s wrote:
    > What I usually do when I need to enter data as 32�45'10" is simply enter
    > the data as: "=32+45/60+10/3600" into a cell. I know it is not what you
    > want it to be, but at least you can edit and change it.
    Yes, that works fine. Thanks also to Bill who responded off-list with:
    "Enter degrees in one column and minutes and tenths in a second column.
    For example degrees in cell B2, minutes.x in cell C2, and "=B2+(C2/60)"  no
    quotes in  the third column cell D2.  That will give you decimal degrees."
    Which is basically the same thing except the data as originally
    expressed remains obvious, beside the decimal conversion.
    Nicol�s also wrote:
    "the French have used the 10 hour system as well,
    many clocks still survive."
    From the time during the revolution presumably, when a passion for
    decimalising everything swept those who (so briefly) held power?
    My usually reliable source tells me that Nicol�s (�crit avec un accent
    grave) is the Russian version, which I find confusing as the Russians
    don't use those accents?
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