Enter the distance in miles and the conversion factor into the calculator to determine the distance in degrees. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

## Miles To Degrees Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the conversion from miles to degrees.

D = M / CF

Variables:

- D is the distance in degrees
- M is the distance in miles
- CF is the conversion factor (approximately 69 for Earth)

To calculate the distance in degrees, divide the distance in miles by the conversion factor. The conversion factor is approximately 69 for Earth, but can vary slightly depending on the specific location on Earth due to its slightly elliptical shape.

## What is Miles To Degrees?

Miles to Degrees is a conversion factor used to convert geographical distances measured in miles to degrees of latitude or longitude on the Earth’s surface. This conversion is based on the approximate circumference of the Earth, which is about 24,901 miles or 360 degrees. The conversion factor is roughly 69 miles per degree, but can vary slightly depending on the specific location on Earth due to its slightly elliptical shape.

## How to Calculate Miles To Degrees?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Miles To Degrees using the formula D = M / CF.

- First, determine the distance in miles (M).
- Next, determine the conversion factor (CF). For Earth, the approximate conversion factor is 69.
- Next, gather the formula from above = D = M / CF.
- Finally, calculate the distance in degrees (D).
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

distance in miles (M) = 100

conversion factor (CF) = 69