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Function name:

RADIANS

Category:

Mathematical

Summary:

Converts an angle expressed in degrees to radians.

Syntax:

RADIANS(Number)

Returns:

Returns a real number which is the value of the given angle converted to radians.

Arguments:

Number is a real number, or a reference to the cell containing that number, that is the angle in degrees to be converted to radians.

  • If Number is non-numeric, then RADIANS reports a #VALUE! error.

Additional details:

  • 1 radian is equivalent to approximately 57.2957795130823 degrees.
  • The function implements the formula [math]\displaystyle{ \text{RADIANS}(x)~=~x * \frac{\pi }{180} }[/math].

Examples:

Formula Description Returns
=RADIANS(57.2957795130823) Convert 57.2957795130823 degrees to radians. 1
=RADIANS(D1) where cell D1 contains the number 180. Convert 180 degrees to radians. 3.14159265358979 (π)
=RADIANS(720) Convert 720 degrees to radians. 12.5663706143592 (4π)
=RADIANS(-45) Convert -45 degrees to radians. -0.785398163397448 (-π/4)

Related LibreOffice functions:

DEGREES

PI

ODF standard:

Section 6.16.49, part 2

Equivalent Excel functions:

RADIANS