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How to Put Excel in Degrees Mode

When working with excel spreadsheets, you might want to get the answer in degrees but the Excel is returning it in radians. How can you set the Excel to return the answer in degrees instead of radians? This post provides ways on how to put excel in degrees mode.

There are basically two ways to change radians into degrees, so as to have your answer in degrees form. Let us look at both methods

Method 1: Use of the DEGREES function

The first methods to set excel into degrees mode is by the use of the FUNCTION. This is as illustrated in the figure below;

Figure 1: How to put Excel to Degrees mode using DEGREES function

In this example, we have converted the radians in column B to degrees in column C with the help of the excel DEGREES function.

Method 2: By help of formula

We can also change excel from radians mode to degrees mode by the use of a formula. The formula is as shown below;

=A1*180/PI()

Where;

  • A1- refers to the cell reference with values in radians.

Example

Figure 2: How to put Excel into degrees mode using formula

In this example, we have used a formula to put the Excel into degrees mode. In cell C2, we have the following formula;

=C2*180/PI()

This will change the radians into degrees mode in excel.

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