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# How many degrees in a directional compass?

###### Wiki User

###### 2009-04-11 20:35:46

there are 360 degrees in a compass

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### What 30 degrees east of south means?

Our modern compasses are graduated in degrees, where there are
360 degrees in a circle. "South" can be a direction; as a compass
direction, it means "180 degrees". A compass direction of "east" is
90 degrees.
So, "30 degrees east of south" is the direction that we would
normally refer to as a compass reading of 150 degrees.