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MS Excel: RADIANS Function (WS)

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


The Microsoft Excel RADIANS function converts degrees into radians.


The syntax for the RADIANS function in Microsoft Excel is:

RADIANS( degrees )

Parameters or Arguments

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 to use the RADIANS function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

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

Result: 2.094395102

Result: 1.570796327

Result: 0.09424778

Result: 0.952949772