How to use the Excel DEGREES function

The degrees function in Excel is one of the simplest functions to be used. It belongs to the category of “Math and Trigonometry function” in Excel. The function converts an angle value, which it takes as a parameter, from radians to degrees. The function was introduced in MS Excel 2000 edition. The function proves handy in situations that require use of angle values presented in degrees. The function has a very simple syntax which is as shown below.

Syntax: =DEGREES(angle)

The DEGREES function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Angle (required argument): This is the angle in radians that we wish to convert to degrees.

Example: Let’s look at some Excel DEGREES function examples and explore how to use the DEGREES function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Excel DEGREES function - How to use the Excel DEGREES function

Syntax:  =DEGREES(A2)


Excel DEGREES function 1 - How to use the Excel DEGREES function

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following DEGREES examples would return:

Syntax: =DEGREES(A3)
Result: 30

Syntax: =DEGREES(A4)
Result: 45

Syntax: =DEGREES(A5)
Result: 60

Syntax: =DEGREES(A6)
Result: 90

Syntax: =DEGREES(A7)
Result: 120

Syntax: =DEGREES(A8)
Result: 135

Syntax: =DEGREES(A9)
Result: 180

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