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**

For help with this example, see the image above.

- 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.

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