# How do you convert 20 feet to degrees?

Jun 22, 2016

Conversion is not possible. Foot is a unit of distance and its dimension is (1-D) Length [L]. Degree is unit of measurement of either directional angle or dimensional temperature.

#### Explanation:

There is a physical,geometrical aspect, for any

measurement.

Examples:

Physical measurements.

Mass in pounds of dimension mass [M].

Jogging speed 3 mph as distance per unit of time is of dimension

$\left[L {T}^{- 1}\right]$.

Temperature in degrees is of dimension temperature $\left[\theta\right]$.

Geometrical measurements:

Height in feet is 1-dimensional measurement of length $\left[L\right]$.

Area of a triangle in square feet is of dimension 2-D $\left[{L}^{2}\right]$.

Angle in degrees is directional and, as such, is non-dimensional.

Conversion is possible from one unit to another, for the same

dimensional/directional measure only.

For example, 1 mile = 1.609344 km, nearly, and ${40}^{o} C = {104}^{o} F .$.

Crisscrossing for conversion, from feet to degree, is not possible

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