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MS Excel: SIN Function (WS, VBA)

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

Description

The Microsoft Excel SIN function returns the sine of an angle.

Syntax

The syntax for the Microsoft Excel SIN function is:

SIN( number )

Parameters or Arguments

number is a numeric value.

Applies To

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

  • Worksheet function (WS)
  • VBA function (VBA)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

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

Microsoft Excel

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

=SIN(A1) would return 0.141120008
=SIN(A2) would return -0.883454656
=SIN(A3) would return 0.883454656
=SIN(2) would return 0.909297427

Example (as VBA Function)

The SIN function can also be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.

Let's look at some Excel SIN function examples and explore how to use the SIN function in Excel VBA code:

Dim LNumber As Double

LNumber = Sin(2)

In this example, the variable called LNumber would now contain the value of 0.909297427.