# Calculating coordinates

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I need help adding minutes onto a waypoint. I've been searching the forums but the only topic I can find relates to the calculations to change the format. I'm giving a waypoint and then told to go .255 minutes east and then go .l71 minutes north.

Does that mean:

N34 08.431

+ .255

W118 42.619

+ .171

w118 42.790?

Could it really be this easy? I DOUBT IT, since I am horrible in math.

Thanks in advance for anybody that would be willing to point me in the right direction. I'm not looking for an answer I just am looking to learn how.

MAHALOS!

Naneki

I'm sorry I reversed the math.

I meant

N34 08.431

+ .171

=

N34 08.602

AND

w118 42.619

+ .255

=

118. 42.874

Yep. It is that simple. Just remember that when you get more than 60 minutes, subtract 60.000 from the minutes and add one to the degrees.

Good Luck with finding the Spanish Treasure (I assume that this is the cache you are looking for).

Why do I always find it in the last place I look?

[This message was edited by tozainamboku on July 30, 2003 at 02:55 PM.]

wow, I was right. Thanks so much tozainamboku! PS, I've read other helpful topics from you that have helped me learn. Yep, I'm looking at doing the Spanish Treasure but this one was also for the Liquorice Macaroni Cache.

My husband and I are really enjoying this sport. I'm so glad I ran across a link to this site, we've got 16 finds now.

It's not quite that easy but it can be as long as you watch the signs.

Going north from a north latitude then as you have it add it on.

Going EAST(+) from a WEST(-) longitude then that will reduce the longitude.

W118 42.619' moved 0.255' E becomes W118 42.364'

Cheers, Kerry.

I never get lost everybody keeps telling me where to go

I figured there had to be a little more to it but hey this is still easy. As long as I'm careful with the +(-). Thanks so much for your help. I think I just got a little scared because of the word MATH.

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