Usually angles are measured in degrees. They can, however, also be measured in *radians*, which most of us don't understand.

To help make sense of these radians measurements, Excel has included a *DEGREES* function to convert radians to degrees.

The syntax for the DEGREES function is:

**= DEGREES ( Angle )**

Angle - the angle in radians to be converted to degrees.

### Example: Using Excel's DEGREES Function

- Enter the following data into cell D1: 0.5
- Click on cell E1 in the spreadsheet - this is where the function will be located.
- Click on the
*Formulas*tab of the ribbon menu. - Choose
**Math & Trig**from the ribbon to open the function drop down list. - Click on
*DEGREES*in the list to bring up the function's dialog box. - In the dialog box, click on the
*Angle*line. - Click on cell D1 in the spreadsheet.
- Click OK.
- The answer 28.64789 should appear in cell E1.
- When you click on cell E1 the complete function
**= DEGREES ( D1 )**appears in the formula bar above the worksheet. - If you want to reduce the number of decimal places in the answer 28.64789 to make it easier to understand, use the ROUND Function.