# Excel DEGREES Function

Summary

The Excel DEGREES function converts angles (expressed in radians) to degrees. For example, the formula =DEGREES(PI()) returns 180.

Purpose

Converts radians to degrees

Return value

Degrees

Syntax

=DEGREES (angle)

Arguments

**angle**- Angle in radians that you want to convert to degrees.

Usage notes

The DEGREES function takes an angle in radians and converts it to degrees.

### Converting degrees to radians

Because Pi = 180°, you can use the general formula **degrees * PI()/180** to get radians. For example, to convert 45° to radians, the Excel formula would be 45*PI( )/180 which equals 0.7854 radians. More examples in the table below:

Formula | Degrees |
---|---|

=2*PI() | 360 |

=PI() | 180 |

=90*PI()/180 | 90 |

=45*PI()/180 | 45 |

=30*PI()/180 | 30 |

=20*PI()/180 | 20 |

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