When talking about programs that can be used for calculations the number one option is Microsoft Excel. This program is used by companies engaged in huge computations such as finance companies, architectural companies, engineering companies and a lot more. The program provides different mathematical functions for it to accommodate different mathematical problems. In this free Excel help article, you are about to learn one of the most essential Excel math functions which is the Radians function.

Learning the Fundamentals of Radians Functions

Though Excel accepts degree value, it is essential that all angles should be in radian form. So, Radians function converts degrees and turn it to radians value. Radian function focuses more on trigonometric problems than basic math function. The function is more on conversion and solving complicated problems. This function is very effective in architectural and engineering computations, where it involves mathematical equations and angles in the calculation.

Radian Function Syntax

=RADIANS (angle)

Where in angle is the one written in degrees and desired to change into radians.

How to Use Radians Function

There are two diverse methods to do radians function. Most of the users do the same methods to make sure to arrive with the same answers.

For instance on Excel spreadsheet, E1 has value of 54. 54 is the angle in degrees needs to be converted to radians.

First Method:

  • Click on cell F1 on the worksheet. F1 cell is the location of the function.
  • On the left side of the formula bar click the ribbon menu.
  • The menu will pops out. One the “Or select a category” choose “Math & Trig”. From “Select a function” choose “RADIANS” and then click OK.
  • Function Arguments box will comes out. On the Angle Box type in “E1” and then click OK.
  • After clicking OK, the result will comes out on F1 cell which is 0.942478.

Second Method:

  • Click on cell F1 from the spreadsheet.
  • Type in “=RADIANS (“.
  • Click the coordinate cell which is E1 or just type after the parenthesis “E1”.
  • After typing or clicking the value to convert to radians, type in”)” and press “Enter”.

If column E1 to E10 needs to perform radians functions, in order not to do the same process again, the following are the easiest means to avoid doing the same procedures:

  • Click the cell F1.
  • Look for the cross icon.
  • Once found it, drag it until F10.

Immediately after dragging the angles, the value of the different cells are converted to radians. This can be checked by clicking one by one. You will able to see the formula =RADIANS(Coordinate Cell).

In order for Microsoft Excl to be used effectively in calculation, angles should always be in radians form. So, once an angle is in degree form, it is vital to convert or change it to radians first. In converting degrees to radians the above two methods are the most convenient means.

With all the functions that Excel has, the radian function is the simplest and worry free function. There is no need for complicated formulas just to obtain the answer.

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