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MS Excel: DEGREES Function (WS)

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel DEGREES function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel DEGREES function converts radians into degrees.


The syntax for the DEGREES function in Microsoft Excel is:

DEGREES( radians )

Parameters or Arguments

An angle in radians that you wish to convert to degrees.

Applies To

The DEGREES function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

The DEGREES function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • Worksheet function (WS)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

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

Microsoft Excel

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

Result: 11.4591559

Result: 20.05352283

Result: -180.4817055

Result: 120.8940948

Result: 180