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MS Excel: RADIANS Function (WS)

Learn how to use the Excel RADIANS function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel RADIANS function converts degrees into radians.


The syntax for the Microsoft Excel RADIANS function is:

RADIANS( degrees )

Parameters or Arguments

degrees is an angle in degrees that you wish to convert to radians.

Applies To

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

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

Type of Excel Function

The RADIANS 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 RADIANS function examples and explore how you would use the RADIANS function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

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

=RADIANS(A1) would return 2.094395102
=RADIANS(A2) would return 1.570796327
=RADIANS(A3) would return 0.09424778
=RADIANS(54.6) would return 0.952949772