Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Converting Radians to Degrees.

Converting Radians to Degrees

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 17, 2016)

Excel includes a wide range of worksheet formulas you can use for many different mathematical purposes. If you are working with trigonometric functions, you may need to convert radians to degrees. For instance, if you have an angle that is 0.75 radians, and you wanted to know how many degrees that represented, you could use the following formula:

=DEGREES(0.75)

The result would be 42.97183463 degrees. You can, of course, use a cell reference in the place of the radians value within the formula:

=DEGREES(G17)

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2162) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Converting Radians to Degrees.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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